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Mercredi, folle journée! (2001)

Parents do not know, but on Wednesday, it is the only day when children live by their own. We can see a little girl and her father purchasing and loosing themselves, children escaping. And ... See full summary »

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Martin Socoa
Isabelle Candelier ...
Vitalie Rambaud
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Antonella Lorca
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Denis Pelloutier
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Madame Socoa
Hervé Pierre ...
L'avocat de Socoa
Luis Rego ...
Mercier
Maurice Risch ...
Grogneau
Clément Thomas ...
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André Thorent ...
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Armelle ...
Marie-Thérèse, la soeur de Vitalie
Albert Dray ...
Dédé
Anne Le Ny ...
Marie Pelloutier
Christian Morin ...
Agenore Esposito
Roger Trapp ...
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Parents do not know, but on Wednesday, it is the only day when children live by their own. We can see a little girl and her father purchasing and loosing themselves, children escaping. And adults that are searching and discovering each others.

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a pleasant but colorless movie
16 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

In France, wednesday is the day devoted to children because they don't go to school. The problem is that their parents aren't always there to take care of them. As a consequence, it's enough for their children to get into mischief or they're running away (unwittingly or not). There's another solution: parents can keep their children with them even if they have to work on wednesday.

To tell this mad day, Pascal Thomas chose an outline which isn't really original: an estranged and scatterbrained man (Vincent Lindon) must keep his daughter during one full day but he's caught up by his professional obligations and they make his duty hard. It's all the more as his daughter shows cleverness. But finally, the end of the day will see the two characters become partners and inseparable.

In parallel and probably in order to air the subject, Thomas showed shrewdness because he also built his movie around several little plots either funny either dramatic that cope with each other and resolve individually.

Otherwise, Thomas' movie remains a nice one but a bit colorless. He leaves several sequences high and dry and in spite of good (and sometimes harrowing) moments, his making appears a bit of a mess, clumsy, not always well mastered.

Whereas Vincent Lindon, he's friendly but I think his performance lacks of punch and I don't find him expressive enough. His main partner sometimes steals him the show. Besides, you can blame Thomas for not being demanding enough towards his actors.

At the end, the movie gives a mixed impression and left me unsatisfied. Nevertheless, Thomas can sustain the interest during all the movie although the little plots are of varying quality.


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