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Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (2012)

Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients.

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Sacha Keller
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Charlotte Posche
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Laurent Helewa
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Alain Posche
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Lionel Ronssin
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Chris Tamalet
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Fanfan Keller
Litzi Vezsi ...
Mamie Matzü
Cyril Gueï ...
Xavier Sabi
François Vincentelli ...
César Renaudeau
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Jean-Seb Bigstone
Valérie Crouzet ...
Cécile Monet
Dina Capistrano Nietes ...
Minerva Cea, dite Nana
Milena Chiron ...
Suzy
Timothé Gauron ...
Louis
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Sacha loves his friends, his piano and partying. At night, he plays in a jazz club and seduces pretty girls. He lives for the moment, looking for pleasure. No alarm clock, no engagement, no taxes. Charlotte has three kids, two ex-husbands and a thriving professional life. She has no room for a love story. They have nothing in common. They shouldn't be together... They're made for one another. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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A Felicidade Nunca Vem Só  »

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€15,000,000 (estimated)

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€2,712,236 (France), 1 July 2012, Limited Release
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It was co-writer (and James Huth's wife) Sonja Shillito who thought of offering the role of Sacha to Gad Elmaleh See more »

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Gad Elmaleh's auto promo vehicle, not for Sophie Marceau fans
1 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

This film is only for those who are entertained by "comedian" Gad Elmaleh. He takes up most of the time. Sophie only appears once in a while (another good pay-check for her, though). Gad's type of slapstick humor is really unbearable: the frenetic piano playing, the continuous narcissistic showmanship, the tired old battle of the sexes quips, and his buddies and their clique-y in-crowd--jokes - that must be witnessed by all else around them, because really the joke is on every one else, for paying even a smidgen of attention to these unpleasant creatures. Who wouldn't wanna be part of this social circle, right? Not!

Decor wise it's all a big chaos as well. The only places of relief are the outside Paris exteriors.

Moreover this film is pure propaganda for everything that's wrong with France these days. Absolute conformism to hierarchic capitalism is portrayed as completely normal (even desirable); proposing a further degeneration of the three basic principles of French culture: liberty, fraternity, and equality. The characters think nothing of it, that they have to subject themselves to humiliation and maltreatment from "powerful" people (for example the ape like record company director barking at Gad through Skype - like an African despot). To an immigrant like, Elmaleh, this role reversal might be hilarious, but the native French people are fed up with this degeneracy. Me and my buddies wil bring your once civilised country down, and I'm gonna rub your faces in it. That is the main purpose of the film, I got it loud and clear, from picking up on all the subliminal messages mockingly thrust in my face as "comedy."

This product is reprehensible on all levels.


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