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Times Have Been Better (2006)

Le ciel sur la tête (original title)
When a 30-something gay guy comes out to his ostensibly liberal parents, things don't go according to plan.

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Cast

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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 ...
Sécrétaire usine
Joel Barc ...
Olivier Usine
Fadia Oudjani ...
Sylvie, vendeuse bureau de tabac
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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Rosine: There was an empty hole in my life. My son loved no one. No one loved him. Now that hole's gone.
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wonderful entertainment and perfect in every regard
15 January 2010 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

The quality of this French tele-movie is so high that I expected it to have been one which received cinematic release.

The English subtitles (on the DVD) are very well crafted and made enjoying the film to the utmost a breeze - stirring every emotion, including plenty of out-loud laughter, and a few tears.

The 24 minute "behind the scenes" extra feature does a great job with supplementary information - in the main part reinforcing my own understanding and appreciation of the filmmakers' fully realised intentions.

I deeply cared about these characters, I loved how their stories evolved. As the writer states, it's not a guide to coming out - but it is certainly an ideal film for fostering awareness of the struggle faced even by "open minded" parents who have discovered that their envisioned future for their child will be needing some radical re-evaluation.

As close to perfect as any film I've seen and fully deserving ten stars.


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