Marie (and her three fathers) are taking A-levels. Marie passes. She spends the summer in the country with her mother, Sylvia, who has returned from America with her Californian husband who... See full summary »
Marie (and her three fathers) are taking A-levels. Marie passes. She spends the summer in the country with her mother, Sylvia, who has returned from America with her Californian husband who has two sons. Marie falls in and out of love for the first time in front of her alarmed fathers, who see Marie's innocence slipping away at frightening speed, and their relationships with the two women become even more complicated. Written by
This sequel is not as beautiful and lovable as the original but still it will provide you with a nice evening in front of the TV.
It's correct, the steadycam is a bit of a nuisance, but the wonderfully chosen music (violin-lovers, attention please), the great atmosphere of southern France and its crickets, the typically fast French dialogue and the talented actors André Dussollier and James Thiérrée make you forget about the wobbly picture.
Especially James Thiérrée was a surprise. His role was probably the best developed one, and he made the most of it. Watch out for the very last scene, that was a joy to watch. I thought there was something about him, and now I've found out he is the grandson of Sir Charles Chaplin. You definitely see the relation, the ability to enchant others seems to stay in the family.
Don't expect a masterpiece, then you will be happy with this film for the next hours.
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