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Le bonheur des autres (2011)

A quirky, gentle humor pervades this dramedy about family dysfunction, second families, and generational issues... See full synopsis »
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Modern family drama that works
13 November 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Wonderful acting and directing with an underlying powerful script makes this tale as true as life can be. Making many story and visual parallels, this psychological exploration of couples and family captivates and ring true. Many magnificent scenes questions us, our lives, our choices, our intentions and priorities, our honesty and self-deception, our sexuality, our skewed view. We see couple and marriage failure and frailties. Human desires and dissonance. We understand the process of aging, of longing and hoping, of fearing and fleeing, of fighting and losing.

Not an easy film because it asks the though questions and goes deeper were it may hurt, but a necessary and nuanced analysis of our reconstructed, deconstructed and often dysfunctional families. Can we wish happiness to others when we have a hard time with our own? We should, but how...


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