The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
"Le premier jour du reste de ta vie" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  23 July 2008 (France)
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Five key days in a family's life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duval
Zabou Breitman ...
Marie-Jeanne Duval
Fleur Duval
Raphaël Duval
Albert Duval
Roger Dumas ...
Sarah Cohen-Hadria ...
Aymeric Cormerais ...
Jean-Jacques Vanier ...
Mathias Moreau
Philippe Lefebvre ...
François-Xavier Demaison ...
Le docteur Marcaurel
Le rasta blanc


Five key days in a family's life.

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A feel good movie!
23 May 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Realistic, funny, honest, gritty with fantastic music! What more could you ask for? I wish I could find the soundtrack for this as each song fits each moment perfectly (whichever emotion it is trying to portray).

I found myself caught between laughing & (almost) crying throughout the entire film. I am sure each person can relate to something in at least one of the characters... the angsty rebellious teenager, the hopeless romantic, the 'drop out', the couple who has fallen out of love and the doctor who is stuck in a job he doesn't love and a relationship he is not happy in.

The acting in this movie is simply fantastic.

It is structured around five key moments in a family's life and is such a fun, inspiring movie which plays with all of the different relationships between father & son, mother & daughter and of course, husband & wife.

It may sound intense or grim, but in fact I found this film to be (along with some intense moments of course), full of light and fluffy feel-good moments too.

You will see each character's different perspective on life and how they grow, which makes interesting watching. From the start to the end, I just loved it.

Don't be put off by the subtitles - you don't need to understand French to understand this wonderful movie!

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