The Béliers are ordinary people: Rodolphe and Gigi are married, have two children and run their farm for a living. Ordinary people? Well, almost... since three of them, Dad, Mum and their son Quentin, are deaf. Which is not the case of the boy's big sister, Paula. And not only can she speak but her music teacher scouts her beautiful voice as well. He offers her to sit for the entrance exam of the Maîtrise de Radio France, a vocal elite choir in Paris. Her parents, who rely on her as their ears and mouth in the outside world, take the news badly. Paula, who hates the idea of betraying her parents and her brother, goes through a painful dilemma...Written by
Don't expect to be blown away by this movie but expect an enjoyable time. Aside from a very TV movie like look and feel, this flick has got all the ingredients to make for a good watch: the main one being the plot. The moment you hear about it, you can't help but feel curious about it. A girl whose parents are deaf discovers that she has a gift of singing And obviously her parents don't know or could not appreciate it
As yo can suspect, she suddenly finds herself confronting a strange situation where she needs to decide if she is to stay with her family and continue with her school and farm life, or if she should move to Paris instead and pursue a singing career eventually.
In the other hand, the acting is not the best if you are a bit picky, but then it's true that playing a deaf person is probably not that easy (the Father is not deaf in real life). Also, some characters are a little too farcical in my opinion. But this movie is not made to be perfect, it's just designed to work well and be enjoyable and that's exactly what you get.
I enjoyed it and I am sure you will.
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