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A Happy Event (2011)

Un heureux événement (original title)
She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't... See full summary »

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Barbara Dray dite Babs
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Nicolas Malle dit Nico
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Claire - la mère de Barbara
Thierry Frémont ...
Tony
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Édith - la mère de Nicolas
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La sage-femme
Anaïs Croze ...
Daphné
Daphné Bürki ...
Katia - la soeur de Barbara
Lannick Gautry ...
Le docteur Camille Rose
Gérard Lubin ...
Le docteur Jonathan Malle
Nicole Valberg ...
La gynécologue
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing ...
Jean-François Truffard - le prof de philo
Ophélie Koering ...
La vendeuse du sex-shop
Amélie Glenn ...
La vendeuse du Maman à Tous Prix
Patrick Spadrille ...
Daniel
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She drove me into a corner, then forced me to go beyond my limits. She made me confront the absolute: love, sacrifice, tenderness, abandonment. She dislocated me, transformed me. Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this?" Un heureux événement, or an intimate view of motherhood, sincere and with no taboos. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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28 September 2011 (France)  »

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Un suceso feliz  »

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French visa # 126548 delivered on 9-9-2011. See more »

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References Men Think Only of That (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blood Is Love
Written by J. Homme, T. Van Leeuwen and J. Castillo
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
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Wonderful believable romance, plus baby!
26 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why has this movie not been made already? Its such a believable, everyday story, and it shows the way life really is. Two people meet, they have a sweet courting period, they're perfect together, they have a baby. And then its like two new people that have to start over with a new set of tough constraints & pressures. But they muddle along and work together, on the baby and on their own lives at the same time.

I thought this was an extremely well conveyed telling of a story that we all know, but that can't be told too often. Every instance of it is unique, but with universal themes.

I enjoyed the drama-less drama of this movie: life itself in its mundane details is so dramatic!


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