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If You See My Mother (2019)

Si tu vois ma mère (original title)
Max is single, ophthalmologist, and a real mama's boy. Until she suddenly dies. Max should be devastated, yet he seems to be coping well. Too well. He actually still sees her, talks to her.... See full summary »

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Nathanaël Guedj
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Credited cast:
Sacha Bourdo ... Le Rabbin
Gilles Cohen Gilles Cohen ... Philippe
Béatrice de Staël Béatrice de Staël ... Gisèle
Eugénie Derouand ... Vanessa
Estéban Estéban ... Oedipe
Annabelle Garcia Annabelle Garcia ... Emma
Sara Giraudeau ... Ohiana
Dan Herzberg ... Le Médecin
Caroline Joude Caroline Joude ... Jessica
Anne Loiret ... Veronika
Noémie Lvovsky ... Monique
David Léotard David Léotard ... Sébastien
Géraldine Martineau Géraldine Martineau ... Elodie
Félix Moati ... Max
Raphaël Quenard Raphaël Quenard ... JC
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Max is single, ophthalmologist, and a real mama's boy. Until she suddenly dies. Max should be devastated, yet he seems to be coping well. Too well. He actually still sees her, talks to her. She is not gone, still here, still close to her beloved baby boy. Max knows she is dead, yet he holds on to this impossible reality. Until he starts sharing his office with Ohiana, a shrink who he slowly falls in love with. Mom is not going to like it. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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More irritating than funny
29 October 2020 | by chong_anSee all my reviews

A dentist, an ophthalmologist, and a shrink share an office suite ... OK, that's as funny as it gets. The dentist Eddy (nicknamed oedipus) is too close to his mother, but that is just a subplot. It is actually ophthalmologist Max who is way too close to his mother Monique, and after she dies suddenly, sees her ghost everywhere. So when Max starts a relationship with shrink Ohiana, the ghost of Monique becomes jealous and possessive: spying, interfering, and giving gratuitous advice. But even as Max gets irritated with her, he has trouble letting her go.

The interference in the human relationship is more than that of Ted, the talking teddy bear. Monique never backs off. Writing Ohiana as a shrink is also questionable. She sees enough clients without starting a relationship with someone who should be the client of a shrink.

I saw this as a digital release from the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. That meant that I could go back and re-watch the 1st 10 minutes. A lot happens in that 10 minutes, foreshadowing events to come, but without knowledge of who the characters were, it was just a confused jumble on 1st viewing.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 April 2020 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bordeaux, Gironde, France

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EUR1,700,000 (estimated)
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