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This is exactly the kind of movie which the chic intellectual TV magazines praise to the skies ;lauded far beyond its station , 'Jamais Contente " is the umpteenth story of a teenager ,who has anything to be happy ,but whom nobody understands .Actually , it belongs to the "feel-good" atmosphere which has been marring the French scene for years ;if you feel for that girl who's got devoted parents , a conniving grannie (the cliché to end all the clichés,see the old "La Boum"), a modern "liberal " French teacher , nice friends ,much good may it do to you!
Mrs Deleuze (and Mrs Despléchin) should take a walk to a charity organization where volonteers work overtime to realize how trivial ,selfish and pathetic Aurore's problems are ;they also could take a walk to a junior high school :the students do not do any litterature analysis in those classes ,let alone Madame De La Fayette 's "la Princesse De Clèves " which is generally reserved for high school .This is only the second year of secondary school,all the same!One should credit Aurore for her personal brief summary of the book though.
Of course ,all the songs from the soundtrack are in English , the girl who's a singer in rock and roll band sings in English ,which is thoroughly implausible , the carol at the Xmas party is in English ; Ah! the very last tune (the old fusty "Mamy Blue" ) is sung in French,all the same!
The movie was hailed by the critics ,but commercially a flop (it came 310th in 2017 as far as receipts are concerned);sometimes the audience does not want to be fooled again with a spoilt teenager's misfortunes and they are not always wrong.
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