6.2/10
1,029
2 user 20 critic

Adopte un veuf (2016)

When is recently widowed, it is difficult to get used to his new life - This is the case of Hubert Jacquin, who spends most of his time in his huge apartment to depress front of his TV. One... See full summary »

Director:

François Desagnat

Writers:

Jérôme Corcos (original idea), Jérôme Corcos (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Stéphanie, a French architect in her early forties, has to return to her mother after loosing her job. Conflicts with her mother and her siblings ensue.

Director: Eric Lavaine
Stars: Josiane Balasko, Alexandra Lamy, Mathilde Seigner
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When she discovers a wedding planer's business card, Alexia instantly says, "YES" to Mathias unaware that it belongs to his mistress. The groom is now trapped between his bride, and his lover who in charge of his unwanted marriage.

Director: Reem Kherici
Stars: Reem Kherici, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Julia Piaton
À fond (2016)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A family together with their grandpa go on a vacation, when their new car won't stop and it nearly escapes crashing into a hundred cars.

Director: Nicolas Benamou
Stars: José Garcia, André Dussollier, Caroline Vigneaux
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An unemployed factory worker takes a job as a hit man to make ends meet.

Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Stars: Romain Duris, Michel Blanc, Alice Belaïdi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Following the breakdown of his marriage, a self-involved man begins to embrace fatherhood.

Director: Cyril Gelblat
Stars: Manu Payet, Audrey Lamy, Aure Atika
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A football coach afraid of commitment has to take care of his nephew with Asperger's Syndrome.

Directors: Stéphan Archinard, François Prévôt-Leygonie
Stars: Arnaud Ducret, Max Baissette de Malglaive, Alice David
Le locataire (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The test is positive! Nicole, 49 year old mom, is pregnant again. Calamity or good news? The whole family is upside down.

Director: Nadège Loiseau
Stars: Karin Viard, Philippe Rebbot, Hélène Vincent
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A French intellectual who writes about living with an open-mind struggles to live up to his words when a Romani family begins camping on his front yard.

Director: Philippe de Chauveron
Stars: Christian Clavier, Ary Abittan, Elsa Zylberstein
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Caroline's mother Isabelle is dead. While she stays at her mother's house, her body disappears

Directors: Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu
Stars: Isabelle Carré, Karin Viard, André Dussollier
Les ex (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Maurice Barthélémy
Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Patrick Chesnais, Arnaud Ducret
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An elderly curmudgeon lets out a room in his large apartment rent-free to a young student - on condition that she does everything in her power to ruin his son's marriage.

Director: Ivan Calbérac
Stars: Claude Brasseur, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Noémie Schmidt
Les souvenirs (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Romain, 23, is the watchman of a small Paris hotel. He does not know it yet but he is about to become a novelist... Madeleine is six decades older than him. She is his grandmother. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Rouve
Stars: Michel Blanc, Annie Cordy, Mathieu Spinosi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Dussollier ... Hubert Jacquin
Bérengère Krief Bérengère Krief ... Manuela Baudry
Arnaud Ducret ... Paul-Gérard Langlois
Julia Piaton ... Marion Legloux
Nicolas Marié Nicolas Marié ... Samuel Edlemann
Panayotis Pascot Panayotis Pascot ... Julien
Audrey Looten ... Valérie
Mathieu Madenian Mathieu Madenian ... Arnaud
Nathalie Roussel Nathalie Roussel ... Isabelle
Guillaume Delorme Guillaume Delorme ... Seb
Blanche Gardin Blanche Gardin ... Rose
Vincent Desagnat ... Roméro
Cyprien Craipeau Cyprien Craipeau ... Maxime
Sylvie Lachat Sylvie Lachat ... Christine
Thomas Ruat Thomas Ruat ... Le barman
Edit

Storyline

When is recently widowed, it is difficult to get used to his new life - This is the case of Hubert Jacquin, who spends most of his time in his huge apartment to depress front of his TV. One day, after a misunderstanding, his life will change. Written by SND

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Companheiros Improváveis See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€5,620,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bérengère Krief plays a 26 year old in the film. At the time of shooting however, the actress was 32 years old. See more »

Connections

References Grey's Anatomy (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Y a d'la Joie !
Music by Charles Trenet and Michel Emer
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The apartment (and more stately mansions)
14 March 2017 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

While Desagnat makes the right noises in addressing the real problem of affordable rental property in Paris, this sketchy social subtext is quickly lost in favor of a string of predictable, somewhat dated gags. (Judith Prescott)

What Ms Prescott wrote about the real problem of affordable rental property in Paris (and in most of the big cities) is thoroughly accurate . In this would be funny comedy ,the real problem is in fact not even skimmed over;who do we meet in this movie? A wealthy obstetrician ,whose apartment is so large you could accommodate three families, and roommates who are lawyers,nurses ,and other homeless brothers.Does he know,Mr Desagnat ,that some people do not know where they will sleep tonight,and that these people have no money,no relations ,no family ,be they young or old?Showing this desirable dwelling has something obscene.

That said ,the beginning promised a fable à la Frank Capra : a sullen Dussolier sunk back into his easy chair whilst the lilting Charles Trénet 's "Y'A D'La Joie" is heard;the contrast between the dark atmosphere of the room and the joyfulness of the tune provides the film with its only witty moment.

The dialogue is exceptionally poor: some scenes look like commercials ,some conversations seem to be out of health and psychology magazines ;most of the time ,the actors ,hamming it up all the way (but they can be forgiven;what else can they do?),speak in trendy slang ,which does not ring true .Worse,the screenplay is predictable ,hackneyed (best /worst example:that gag of the shower !),and repetitive ,with the obligatory song in English .The characters are cardboard :the lawyer who has just divorced his wife ,but longs for his brat ,a person the average viewer has met twenty times or more.Of course,his defense speeches are brilliant ,says the estranged wife (fortunately they spare us this blah -blah-blah)

This movie,lauded far beyond its station, is part of the current "feel -good movies" which at best can renew the French comedy ("Le Goût Des Merveilles ") ,but at worst fawn on the politically correct audience:the last picture ,when all those nice people are gathered in Dussolier's stately house in the country will reassure everybody.

Three screenwriters ,including the director,but none of them can supply acidity ,bite,savor,poetry ,anger,madness ,wit ,so comedy is always allowed to become coarse farce (the lawyer on the toilet seat ,a repetitive "gag" ).


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed