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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (2008)

Maman est chez le coiffeur (original title)
Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks ... See full summary »

Director:

Léa Pool

Writer:

Isabelle Hébert (scenario & dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianne Fortier ... Élise Gauvin
Élie Dupuis Élie Dupuis ... Coco Gauvin
Hugo St-Onge-Paquin ... Benoit Gauvin
Laurent Lucas ... Le Père
Céline Bonnier ... La Mère - Simone Gauvin
Gabriel Arcand ... Monsieur Mouche
Maxime Desjardins-Tremblay ... Tracteur
Julien Carpentier-Roberge Julien Carpentier-Roberge ... Bernard
Aliocha Schneider ... Jean
Benjamin Chouinard Benjamin Chouinard ... Roméo
Antoine Desrochers ... Carl
Lenie Scoffié Lenie Scoffié ... La Grand-Mère
Kathleen Fortin ... Madame Corbeil
Paule Ducharme Paule Ducharme ... Madame Paradis
Gaston Lepage ... Le Pécheur
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Storyline

Summer 1966. It's time to enjoy the summer holiday, total freedom. Teenage Élise discovers that the sudden departure of her mother completely disrupts the family. Her brother Coco seeks solace in the garage, building a super racing car. Her youngest brother Benoît throws himself into his own inner world. The father seems absolutely knocked out by the situation. Élise decides to take control of her family, in an eloquent attempt to save them. With the assistance of flourishing nature around her, she stands on the threshold of an incomparable summer. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

2 May 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's See more »

Filming Locations:

Beloeil, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 4,350,000 (estimated)
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Closing credits: No animals were harmed, except for an ant accidentally squashed by a GI Joe. See more »

Soundtracks

C'est le temps des vancances (Let's Go Steady Again)
Composed by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield
French Lyrics by Donald Lautrec
Performed by Pierre Lalonde
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Moving, fun, a delight!
6 May 2008 | by cinemainiacSee all my reviews

Seen in Montreal, in French, with English subtitles.

I highly recommend this film--the young actress, Marianne Fortier, is amazing--look out for her! She captured a 1950's fifteen year old very accurately: childlike sometimes, a woman sometimes, a sister, friend, daughter. Makes me want to find her only other film, Aurore (2005).

The other actors are good also, especially that playing her youngest brother, Hugo St-Onge-Paquin.

The script is believable, engaging and not predictable.

Go beyond any aversion you may have to subtitles on this one, it is worth your time.


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