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Summer Things (2002)
"Embrassez qui vous voudrez" (original title)

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Two couple of friends, one very rich the other almost homeless, decides to go on Holiday. Julie, a single mother, joins them too. Once at seaside, it starts a complicate love cross among ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Lannier
Jacques Dutronc ...
Bertrand Lannier
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Lulu
Michel Blanc ...
Jean-Pierre
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Véronique
Denis Podalydès ...
Jérôme
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Julie
Vincent Elbaz ...
Maxime
Lou Doillon ...
Emilie
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Kevin
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Loïc
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Carole
Matthieu Boujenah ...
Romain
Mickaël Dolmen ...
Rena / Nanou
Barbara Kelsch ...
Pauline
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Two couple of friends, one very rich the other almost homeless, decides to go on Holiday. Julie, a single mother, joins them too. Once at seaside, it starts a complicate love cross among them that will involve also a transsexual, a jealous brother,a Latin Lover and another nervous stressed couple. Not to mention about the daughter of one of them that is secretly in Chicago with one of his father's employee... More, at the end of the summer all of them will join the same party... Written by 1felco

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£27,609 (UK) (20 June 2003)

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£27,609 (UK) (20 June 2003)
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Wonderful web of repressed characters.
29 August 2004 | by (Monmouth, UK) – See all my reviews

It was Francois Ozon's 'Swimming Pool' that really made me sit up and take note of Charlotte Rampling's suitability to french cinema. Her stern facade yet the notion she is longing for sexual freedom suits it to a 't'.

After 'Swimming Pool' I made a conscious search for Rampling's other forays into french cinema, and this is one of the surprisingly many i came up with.

'Summer Things' seemed to me a bit like a multiple brief encounter. It follows a family riddled with dissatisfaction and their friends over the course of a summer. The daughter off for a 'naughty summer'in Chicago with the boyfriend her parents don't know about, the mother off with her friends all of whom have terrible family problems themselves, and the father who spends the summer liberated from the wife he is confused by, in the arms of his transsexual lover.

The characters are all linked in such deliciously complex ways - one of the biggest links being how much they need this change, this summer to not make them change their lives as what is expected of films of this nature, but in fact to learn how to enjoy the lives they already have - this idea was so refreshing, and like 'brief encounter' what made it so real. there weren't any epiphanies, just character developments, life lessons and realisations of the fact that the grass is never as green as we hope it might be.

Watch it! :)


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