Imagine, if you will, a somewhat contented married woman finding out her husband's infidelity during the celebration of a birthday party. That is what happens to Marie-France, when her husband, Henri, pulls out panties from his pocket to be used as a handkerchief. Marie-France becomes furious, storming out of the house. His son, Sebastian and his wife, Clementine, a struggling couple, decide to take Marie-France to their tiny apartment, something they feel it is a temporary arrangement. Little did they know what they were getting into.
Complicating things, Henri has been seeing his much younger mistress, Charlene, who wants to be called Chacha, and is expecting a baby, out of the relationship. Henri, sorry about the incident, wants to keep his fun going, while trying to patch up things with Marie-France. Sebastian and Clementine find out the situation is hard to endure, especially in such cramped quarters. What's more, the couple's young daughters listen to the adult conversations and they want to know about terms like "menage a trois", "cojones" and "sodomy", which the parents translate for them in terms they can really understand.
Lea Fazer, the creator of this frantic comedy, throws a lot of ideas into this film whose strength lies in the casting of the leading roles. Nathalie Baye and Pierre Arditti have been paired in other films before in more serious fare. They prove they are good at giving the audience the good time they went to get at the cinema. The film marks the last appearance by Jocelyn Quivrin, seen here as Sebastian, a good actor, that sadly died before the movie was released. Aissa Maiga, Jacques Weber, Eric Cantonna, Francoise Bertin and the rest of the supporting players they had a good time while working for Ms. Fazer.
This is a comedy without pretensions to be enjoyed by viewers looking for a few laughs.
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