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Two Is a Family (2016)

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A bachelor enjoys his sweet life on the French Riviera until a one-night stand tells him, he's dad to Gloria and leaves her with him. He moves to London with Gloria. Mom turns up 8 years later.

Director:

Hugo Gélin

Writers:

Eugenio Derbez (based upon the feature film "Instructions Not Included" directed by), Eugenio Derbez (based upon the feature film written by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Omar Sy ... Samuel
Clémence Poésy ... Kristin
Antoine Bertrand ... Bernie
Ashley Walters ... Lowell
Gloria Colston Gloria Colston ... Gloria
Clémentine Célarié Clémentine Célarié ... Samantha
Anna Cottis ... Miss Appleton
Raphael von Blumenthal Raphael von Blumenthal ... Tom
Ben Homewood ... Assistant réalisateur
Alice David ... Jeune femme soirée 1
Mona Walravens Mona Walravens ... Jeune femme soirée 2
Raquel Cassidy ... Maîtresse Gloria
Howard Crossley Howard Crossley ... Juge
Anabel Lopez ... Jenny
Cécile Cassel ... L'hôtesse de l'air
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Samuel parties hard in the Marseille area of France and is awoken one morning by a woman carrying a baby she claims is his. She drives off leaving him with a wailing infant; he gives chase to London where he finds work and raises Gloria by himself. Written by Ben Vost

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Trivia

This is actually an adaptation, in French, of the movie Instructions Not Included (2013). See more »

Quotes

Samuel: ah I do not like when you call me samuel, it looks like a kid that you're going to yell
Samantha: you are a kid
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Connections

Featured in ACS France (2018) See more »

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Truth
Performed by Alex Ebert (as Alexander)
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Shaking plot, heartfelt interpretations
21 September 2018 | by celia-loureiroSee all my reviews

Once I learnt that "Two is a family" was a remake of a Mexican film, I understood all the mixed feelings I had while watching it. It does have that forced happiness and joy that all Mexican telenovelas seem to have, in which people go from laughter at tears in one blink. But that's not the point here. The thing is: the movie goes everywhere. It should be about a man's redemption, regarding his reckless behavior and lying tendencies. Then I thought it should be about a mother returning to take away a loving daughter from her brave dad, and it became a court drama. But soon after it was about dad letting go of the girl, and in the final chapter it becomes something else. So I went to watch some of the original's scenes (I don't mean to be mean, but truth is I wouldn't find Eugenio Derbez, with that weak chin, a womanizer... it wouldn't convince me, latino or not latino). I wish it had a plot which was straightforward, because there's a big message in there, something that is always delicate and heartbreaking whenever you find it in art (literature, cinema). The message doesn't even get to you, because the main character never really redeems himself. However, some of the moment were truly tender and beautiful, both Omar and Gloria Colston completely steal the scene, and supporting actors like Clémence Poésy and Antoine Bertrand were very intense and solid as well, in their portraits. I just felt the direction was sometimes lost and the voice went shaking, I didn't find what was being delivered was pertinent or interesting at times (like the school scene with Sam being the new janitor at Gloria's school, or the scene in which Sam jumps off a 11th floor). Overall I felt the movie was too long, that story could've been beautifully packed, it had lots of potential, but I somehow feel it got lost behind all sparkles and fireworks, easy laughter and Omar's genuine talent to make us smile.


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Release Date:

7 December 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dos son familia See more »

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$49,619,118
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