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Pierre Martin teaches quantum physics at the renowned Sorbonne University in Paris. He has a daughter, Sylvie, who lives with him. One day Pierre learns that he has inherited an inn from an aunt. The trouble is that the establishment is located amid the snows of a small village in Québec. Nobody would have bet on it but Pierre decides to leave his job, to fly to Sainte-Simone-du-Nord and operate the inn. As for Sylvie, she follows her father there despite his reluctance. Unfortunately for both Michel Dolbec, the apparently friendly mayor, secretly covets the inn and is prepared to do everything to make their lives a misery.Written by
This isn't the greatest movie I've seen, but I certainly had some good laughs when I saw it. There might be some easy jokes, but it is really refreshing. Even if it is not Robert Ménard's greatest work (Cruising Bar surely was his best movie) Le bonheur de Pierre is certainly in his top 5.
Most of the actors are really good despite some uneveness in the general acting and directing. I really enjoyed the characters of Sylvie Testud and Pierre Richard. The landscapes are splendid and i'm really considering going to Saguenay for some holidays this year. The snow, the mountains, the forest, this seems like a really nice place. I don't know where the movie was shot, but it is surely one of the nicest place in Quebec.
Finally, this isn't the kind of movie that will shake you for months, but it will put a smile in your face for a couple of hours. It did for me and for my two kids. A really nice movie.
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