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Once a successful Hollywood screenwriter, Stan is now a depressive alcoholic who spends most of his time mooching about his house whilst pouring out his troubles to his drinking partner. The only thing that keeps him going is his love for his teenage daughter Charlotte, but she despises him, believing him to be responsible for the accident in which her mother died. Stan's one hope is to patch things up with his daughter, but will she ever forgive him...?Written by
In 1984, two years before Charlotte for Ever (1986) was released, Serge Gainsbourg had written and performed the song Lemon Incest with his daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg. The song was hugely controversial as it contained references to incest and pedophilia which audiences suspected were partially autobiographical. The movie Charlotte for Ever explored similar themes. Due to Charlotte Gainsbourg's age and the fact that she was playing a character with the same name as her own while her real life father was playing her father in the movie, the movie was reviled and questions about whether Gainsbourg was abusing his daughter were once again raised. As an adult Charlotte Gainsbourg repeatedly defended her relationship with her father, admitting that he had meant to provoke audiences but denying any impropriety or abuse towards herself. See more »
A writer played by Serge Gainsbourg, is asking his agent for money which he needs because he is broke. His agent argues with him, and asks for the script he is supposed to be working on. After some prolonged begging, he finally gets the cash after promising to finish the script.
His daughter Charlotte is used as his on screen offspring here for a sense of reality. They argue constantly about her mother's death in a car accident in which she blames her father for causing. We get repeated flashbacks of a Porsche crashing into a fuel tanker and a fiery explosion. In between, old Serge drinks, has sex with various prostitutes, and reads from classic literature, including Lolita, to his fifteen year old daughter. He has inappropriate behavior with her, including some brief nudity of young Charlotte. The film goes nowhere, it just drifts from scene to scene with no direction. Why Mr. Gainsbourg would subject his young daughter to this subject matter at fifteen is beyond me. I was bored by Charlotte Forever.
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