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Tout baigne! (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  23 June 1999 (France)
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17:00 - The sun is shining. The baby is doing fine. 17:15 - It looks like it's getting cloudy out. We decide to go home. 19:00 - It's raining a lot ... I mean pouring. The garden is ... See full summary »

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Jacques
Isabelle Gélinas ...
Marine
Pascal Elbé ...
Bouta
Bob Martet ...
Francis
Thierry Nicolas ...
Yann
Aude Thirion ...
Huguette
André Chazel ...
André
Jacques Le Carpentier ...
Le capitaine des pompiers
Xavier Letourneur ...
Le pompier
Patrick Massieu ...
Joseph
Emmanuelle Nataf ...
L'infirmière
Fred Nony ...
Le vacancier
Christophe Rouzaud ...
Le gérant du camping
Philippe Spiteri ...
Jean-René
Véronique Viel ...
Pascaline
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17:00 - The sun is shining. The baby is doing fine. 17:15 - It looks like it's getting cloudy out. We decide to go home. 19:00 - It's raining a lot ... I mean pouring. The garden is inundated with water. All sorts of people are seeking shelter at my house. I don't know who they all are. 20:00 - Now water is flooding the house. We should probably consider getting the hell out of here. But ... telephone is down. 21:00 - Use the bed as a raft? Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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everything unravels...
9 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This effort from Eric Civanyan was basically a play and as it was a big hit, to revive it for the silver screen was nearly inevitable. This helps to fuel the tendency in the landscape of French cinema of the adaptation of popular French plays to the screen.

The principle of the film lies on a classical recipe: a main character in the throes of a stressing situation who has to go through a chain of ill-fated setbacks and the apparition without warning of other protagonists. Here, this group of characters is compelled to stay and act together against Mother Nature's vagaries who caused a flood in the country. Apart from their love-related difficulties and their character struggle, they have to conceal this terrible truth to Marine (Isabelle Gélinas) who is pregnant for it would cause her an emotional shock.

Unfortunately, Civanyan's work is cluttered with glitches. Cues don't always strike right and several portions of dialogs and moments appear badly written. This is still hampered by an hesitating pace. Actors have only little presence on the screen because their characters have only a shallow delineation. Some of them are even wasted like Pascal Elbé with an often hesitant speech. More annoying is Isabelle Gélinas: her naivety is hardly credible.

The result is that the film founders and is bound to sink. Eric Civanyan won't be as lucky six years later with another transposition of a play to the screen: "Il Ne Faut Jurer... De Rien!" (2005), a so-so amount.


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