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Times Have Been Better (2006)
"Le ciel sur la tête" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  11 April 2007 (France)
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When a 30-something gay guy comes out to his ostensibly liberal parents, things don't go according to plan.

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Bernard Le Coq ...
Guy
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Jérémy
Olivier Guéritée ...
Robin
Franck de la Personne ...
Yvan, le directeur du journal (as Franck De LaPersonne)
Stéphane Boucher ...
Pascal
Thierry Desroses ...
Serge
Chantal Ladesou ...
Nicole
Pierre Deny ...
Marc
Jacqueline Duzan ...
Secretaire Usine
Joel Barc ...
Olivier Usine
Fadia Oudjani ...
Sylvie (vendreuse bureal de labac)
Sylvain Pillet ...
Le Syndicaliste
Chantal Ravalec ...
Mme Lechabre
Frédéric Kneip ...
Patrick
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When a 30-something gay guy comes out to his ostensibly liberal parents, things don't go according to plan.

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Yvan, le directeur du journal: Look, Rosine, what's the matter with you?
Rosine: Yesterday, Jérémy came to tell us that he was
[pause]
Rosine: like you.
Yvan, le directeur du journal: Bald?
[long pause]
Rosine: Did you wait to tell your parents?
Yvan, le directeur du journal: I waited so long that they died before.
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Coming out story from a different POV
23 March 2010 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

In this well-made coming out story we live through the reactions of the parents more than the gay son and his younger brother.

The characters are all well realized and you come to care for them all. This has none of the sensationalism which many coming out stories have, in fact it's more about a marriage under stress than a true coming-out story.

The story is very French in the way that its told and I'm pretty certain that this was filmed in the same house as Crustacés et coquillages (2005) another French film that touched on some of the same issues in a less serious way.

While this film lacked the moments of epiphany and/or life changing scenes that I require to give a film a 9 or a 10 It's well worth the viewing time and I highly recommend it. I'll most likely see this one again.


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