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Let's Talk About the Rain (2008)

Parlez-moi de la pluie (original title)
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Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through... See full summary »

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Agathe Villanova
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Michel Ronsard
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Karim
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Florence
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Stéphane
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Antoine
Mimouna Hadji ...
Mimouna
Florence Loiret Caille ...
Aurélie (as Florence Loiret-Caille)
Anne Werner ...
Séverine
Laurent Jarroir ...
Guillaume
Jean-Claude Baudracco ...
Ernest, le paysan 1
Luc Palun ...
Didier, le paysan 2
Marc Betton ...
Horowitz, le producteur
François Gédigier ...
Le monteur
Bernard Nissile ...
L'homme du baptême (as Bernard Nissille)
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Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through their recently deceased mother's belongings. While she's there, the son (Jamel Debbouze as Karim) of family maid (Mimouna Hadji) takes advantage of her presence and attempts to interview her as part of a documentary about successful women that he's undertaken with his film school teacher, Michel (co-writer Jean-Pierre Bacri). However, Michel's intentions aren't quite what they seem, as he's having an affair with Florence and hoping to persuade her to leave her husband. Meanwhile, Karim finds his own marriage threatened when his attractive hotel co-worker (Florence Loiret-Caille) declares an interest in him. Written by Anonymous

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$15,660 (USA) (25 June 2010)

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$106,093 (USA) (6 August 2010)
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Flat
3 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a flat movie. It is, briefly, the story of two sisters, one an author/feminist who is considering going into politics, the other "just a sister," who seems just to sit at home with her boyfriend, who is sort of flat too. A has-been movie director convinces the would-be politician to sit for a series of interviews, which go poorly. In between we see a little of the director's life with his son - he is divorced and his ex has custody, so he doesn't see his son often. We see a little of the romantic/private life of the feminist, whose boyfriend feels like he has become unnecessary in her life and leaves her. We see that the two sisters evidently have some unresolved issues concerning their mother, who passed away the year before. The housekeeper also evidently has some issues with her ex, but they aren't explored either. Nothing really is, and yet this movie goes on for a long time, or so it seems.

There is no real character development for any of the characters. The dialog is not interesting. The few shots of Provence are nothing special. The movie, in short, is nothing special.

Flat.


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