Back from a holiday in Spain, Lili, 19, finds that Loïc, her twin brother, has left the house following a row with their father. She disapproves of her parents' apparently light attitude ... See full summary »
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Back from a holiday in Spain, Lili, 19, finds that Loïc, her twin brother, has left the house following a row with their father. She disapproves of her parents' apparently light attitude and is particularly shocked by her father's reluctance to even talk about the event. Lili desperately waits for a phone call from Loïc but her brother shows no sign of life. It is not long before Lili falls into depression and her condition quickly deteriorates. She won't eat anymore and is about to die when, at long last, a postcard written and sent by Loïc brings her back to life... Written by
Not so good. I don't put the blame on the actors, they're not bad (anyway, Laurent is probably the worst in the cast) but when you have a poor screenplay, that's the result. The characters are really stereotyped, no room for nuances; there's the nice guy, the good friend, the ignorant and racist shop owner, the psychologically fragile mother... Mind, this is nothing unbearable, but you would expect something more from a screenplay adapted from a book. The same is true for the main idea which is at the base of the story, I think it's simply not realistic. So, basically, you wait for something unexpected to happen but you're disappointed because everything is very predictable (and dull); this until the very end, when there's the big revelation with the unexpected twist, but frankly it's not realistic and unbelievable, so it's obvious you couldn't have predicted it. And don't forget Melanie Laurent: she plays the main character and she's always there, always with the same dull face. Thumbs down.
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