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Bright Days Ahead (2013)

Les beaux jours (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 June 2013 (France)
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The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her ... See full summary »

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Caroline dite Caro
Laurent Lafitte ...
Julien (as Laurent Lafitte de la Comédie Française)
Patrick Chesnais ...
Philippe
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Roger
Fanny Cottençon ...
Chantal
Catherine Lachens ...
Sylviane
Alain Cauchi ...
Jacky
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Jocelyne dite Jojo
Marc Chapiteau ...
Hugues
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Paul
Olivia Côte ...
Lydia - la prof de théâtre (as Olivia Cote)
Emilie Caen ...
L'hôtesse des Beaux Jours
Eléonore Gosset ...
Lise (as Eléonore Bernheim)
Maud Le Guenedal ...
Rebecca
Roman Tabar-Nouval ...
Le petit Arthur
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The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer. It turns out he used to visit her surgery because primarily in order to enjoy her view. Her husband finds out about her affair with this admirer. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Mis días felices  »

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Opening Weekend:

$4,919 (USA) (25 April 2014)

Gross:

$9,059 (USA) (2 May 2014)
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French visa # 129.752. See more »

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Philippe: Have you looked at yourself?
Caroline: HE does the job of looking at me!
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Für Elise
(Lettre à Elise)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
(1810)
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Could be brighter.
25 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A 60 year old woman has recently retired, is mourning the death of a close friend and is looking for meaning in her life. She is introduced to a 'seniors' club as a way of meeting people and participating in new activities. She initially shows little interest until the possibility of an affair with one of the organisers begins.

Nice idea for a screenplay, perhaps the screenplay was good, but the end product doesn't realise the potential. The film ultimately plays safe and succeeds only if it was aiming to be 'feel good'. Missed opportunities to become 'interesting' and 'unique' as well as 'bright'.

Some humorous moments but not enough for it to be a comedy. Some investigation of characters but not enough for it to be a drama.


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