A couple of active 50 year olds thought they were done taking care of their two now adult children. The new stability they thought they had found will be disturbed by one's new child and the other's over-reliance on them for babysitting.
For Marion and Vincent, active fifty year olds, on the whole things are looking good: they survived the education received from their parents and have overcome the education of their two children, Victoire aged 26, a mother of two young children, and Cyprien, a student aged 20. A new life - they think - is beginning for them: it is nice to take a break and to think of oneself at last. The birth of Zoé, Cyprien's daughter, is going to disturb the new stability that Marion and Vincent thought they had found, all the more so because Victoire, who now has new professional responsibilities, is calling on Marion more than her fair share to look after her two young children. And this is how Marion finds herself confronted with daily problems - looking after the grandchildren, shopping, meals, visits to the doctor, games and other activities - which take her back thirty years to the time when, as a young mother, somehow or other she reconciled work and family life, with the active help, it is... Written by
This is by no way a masterpiece. Nor is it a smelling turkey. Granny Boom is actually a nice little film that depicts the life of a fifty something woman (Fanny Cottençon) going through some difficult times. She looses her job, finds out her husband is cheating on her and has to take care of her old mother and of her three grandchildren. Don't worry, though, she will survive! The best part of the film is the acting. Cottençon is very good in a role where a certain sensibility is needed. The film is treated as a comedy but there is enough questions raised to make this viewing a little more than a pop corn t.v. movie... but don't call for a pizza, especially a mighty meaty one!
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