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Jamais contente (2016)

Thirteen-year-old girl starts playing in a band while arguing with parents.

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Emilie Deleuze

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Marie Desplechin (scenario), Emilie Deleuze (scenario) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Léna Magnien ... Aurore
Patricia Mazuy Patricia Mazuy ... Patricia, la mère
Philippe Duquesne Philippe Duquesne ... Laurent, le père
Catherine Hiegel Catherine Hiegel ... Agathe
Alex Lutz ... Sébastien Couette
Nathan Melloul Nathan Melloul ... David
Axel Auriant Axel Auriant ... Tom (as Axel Auriant-Blot)
Mehdi Messaoudi Mehdi Messaoudi ... Areski
Pauline Acquart ... Jessica
Tessa Blandin Tessa Blandin ... Sophie
Raphaelle Doyle Raphaelle Doyle ... Lola
Morgan David Morgan David ... Samira
Maxime Meyrieux Maxime Meyrieux ... Marceau
Leonid Glushchenko Leonid Glushchenko ... Vladimir
Maud Beylle Maud Beylle ... La prof enceinte
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Aurore is thirteen and holds it against each and all. Her parents, in her eyes, are complete craps. Sophie, her little sister, is the most exasperating model child ever. As for Jessica, her big sister, she thinks she is clever by marrying a Russian. Aurore had what you can call a best friend, Lola, but all she managed is to fall out with her. Last year, she had a boyfriend, but what a bore that Maxime. At school, well, it is a regular disaster, for although she repeats her seventh year, her results are appalling. As she says to her parents: 'All that remains for me is to kill myself. It will save you money!' But one day, a new substitute teacher, unlike any other, comes to teach the class French. And another day Areski, who has formed a rock band, asks her to become their singer. Will Aurore start reconciling with life...? Written by Guy Bellinger

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French

Release Date:

11 January 2017 (France) See more »

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Miss Impossible See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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A chip on her shoulder
9 December 2018 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

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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