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A Spot of Bother (2009)
"Une petite zone de turbulences" (original title)

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Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.

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Jean-Paul Muret
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Anne Muret
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Cathie Muret
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Philippe Faure
Cyril Descours ...
Mathieu Muret
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
David
Yannick Renier ...
Olivier
Jolhan Martin ...
Hugo
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Fabien
Nathalie Richard ...
La psy
Marie-Christine Orry ...
Tante Lucie
Dominique Parent ...
Oncle Alain
David Seigneur ...
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Céline Cuignet ...
Sophie
Rosette ...
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Retired Englishman George Hall's hypochondria worsens and takes its toll on his family.

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13 January 2010 (France)  »

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A Spot of Bother  »

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Jean-Paul Muret: [subtitled version] Men sleeping together, I can imagine: on missions at sea or in space; to keep up morale; like a good workout; handshake and a shower afterwards. What disturbs me is the idea of men buying furniture together.
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The imaginary malady
16 March 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Jean-Pierre, a recently retired man, is a hypochondriac. Since he has time to spare, he is building a small house in the back of his expansive property. One day, while preparing to take a shower, he discovers a spot on his lower back. Without any logical explanation, Jean-Pierre decides it is cancer. Jean-Pierre decides to keep his discovery a secret, not even sharing his findings with Anne, his wife of many years.

It becomes clear something is bothering Jean-Pierre. One day he decides to go to see a doctor. He is given an exam; the physician finds nothing wrong with him. Jean-Pierre decides to show the spot in his back which the doctor deems it is a sort of eczema easily treated with cortisone. Not satisfy with the verdict, Jean-Pierre starts thinking about the worst case scenario.

All this is happening at the same time her daughter Cathie, who is divorced and has a child, has accepted Pilippe Faure's proposal of getting married. Anne, who has noticed her husband's restlessness thinks it is all silly. Anne in fact has been carrying an affair with David, a colleague of her husband. To make matters worse, the couple's son, Mathieu, has announced his homosexuality. He is having an affair with an earnest young man, Olivier, but he cannot make up his mind about their living together.

"A Spot of Bother" the English title for this film, was adapted by the star of the film, Michel Blanc, with the director, Alfred Lot from Mark Haddon's novel. The result is a look at a somewhat dysfunctional family. In many instances one cannot choose one's family, which seems to be the case and the theme of this interesting French comedy which takes to task to unravel family relations to find a solution for what keeps them apart. It is obvious love between Anne and Jean-Pierre is long gone, but what remains is the affection of having been together for so many years. The fact that the head of the family thinks the worst for himself, adds an edge to the story.

Michel Blanc is an excellent comedian, as he shows here with his Jean- Pierre. Mr. Blanc goes from feeling death is just around the corner, to taking matters in his own hands, to a somewhat painful result. Miou Miou is seen as Anne, the wife that has strayed, but she is incapable of leaving her husband in exchange for an unknown future with David. Melanie Doutey and Gilles Lellouche are seen as Cathie and Philippe. Cyril Descours appears as the gay son, Mathieu, who surprises everyone at the wedding reception as Olivier comes and kisses him passionately in front of the wedding guests.


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