A young boy, Maurice, lives and works on a farm in the beautiful south of France. His boss pushes him to the limit. He's underpaid and exploited. He supports his mother, a poor witch who lives in a house in the woods. He's never met his father and left school when he was 16. One day a posh Parisian girl and her racist boyfriend on a short break in a convertible lose their way in the countryside and end up in Maurice's village. Maurice falls instantly in love with the girl. The boyfriend has too much to drink and starts a big fight. He flees with the girl. Maurice decides to go after her in the big city. His naive approach to life, things and people, as well as his almost magical gift, brings him luck, success and fun he could never have hoped for: new friends, sex, pot, career opportunities and totally new sounds are only spoiled by the sudden arrival of his boss at his son's Philippe's flat in Paris, where Maurice stays. Philippe's supposed to attend medical school and keeps asking ... Written by
A tiny little slow to start, but entertaining, moving show
This comedy was a tiny little slow to start, but it turned out to be a funny, plaisant and moving moment to share with those excellent actors on the screen.
Maurice lives with his single mom in a humble house and works on a farm and has a gift : his ability to communicate with animals. He is simple, honest and has a lot of integrity, although more "sophisticated" people living in the village enjoy mocking him.
One evening he "borrows" his employer's car to drive to a party where he and his hair stylist friend have committed to play the music and sing. And here comes trouble... The employer's brand new car is damaged by a drunk, racist Parisian yuppie lacking manners who drives away. Fortunately, the yuppie's Parisian girlfriend has left Maurice her business card.
Maurice and his hairstylist friend decide to go to the capitale to get money from the Parisian crazy driver to fix the damaged car. That's when the movie starts cruising nicely, full of gags, misunderstandings and imbroglios around the Parisian couple, Maurice's employer's son, who happens to be a "medical" student taking drama classes, and youngster crossing their path.
The movie is about lifestyles (countryside vs urban), value systems (pursuing personal goals vs respecting others and solidarity) and generation conflicts (lack of real communication).
Light, entertaining and healthy nutty evening. 7/10
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