Little Spirou, like all his family before him, has a career destiny all traced. When his mother announces that he will integrate the grooms school at the beginning of the next school year, ... See full summary »
Nicholas has every reason to keep things in life unchanged; however, when he accidentally overhears mum and dad talking about a new baby brother, his world will turn upside down. Will they abandon him to make room for the little stranger?
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters, to find the mythical Golden Fleece, all the while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Brandon T. Jackson
Boule lives with his dad ,his mom ,his dog Bill and his tortoise Caroline ;the father's new boss does not like the comics he makes :they are too happy,she wants sufferings ,blood ....Boule has got problems too: there's a newcomer in his school ,Wilfrid ,whose father is a brave policeman who made the headlines in a newspaper;this pretentious brat has also his eye on Charlotte , Boule's girlfriend .Life will become hard ,in school ,as well as at home.Written by
"Boule Et Bill " is a charming comic strip ,created by Roba in 1959;it mainly revolves around the family home ,Boule, his parents ,mom,who's the perfect housewife and papa,who works in an advertising agency,his dog Bill ,and his tortoise Caroline; recurrent characters include his good pal Pouf (who cannot see cause a tuft of hair hides his eyes),and cat Caporal.Their adventures consist of one page gags ,which make them hard to transfer to the screen ;I have not seen the first effort ,but "2" is a complete fiasco.
It begins with a spate of dirty words and includes crude scenes :there was never,in a month of Sundays , vulgarity in Roba's often witty mini-stories.
1°) The adults :it's a disaster .Frank Dubosc as daddy ,overplays and is totally unbearable ;the actress playing his boss is worse, it looks like they had Cruella in mind (and they borrow a lot from "101 dalmatians " ,in the scenes in the park); Mathilde Seigner and the school teacher manage to save something from the wreckage ,but all that concerns the grown-ups was written by morons :I wonder if they had ever read one album!
2)The animals : dog Bill can communicate (mainly with his ears ) with his family ,and there is no problem with his fellow animals in the comics ;in the movie ,they use voices over to make them talk (probably borrowed from the "101 dalmatians " ,the (mediocre) movie ,not the excellent cartoon );they even desperately try to integrate tortoise Caroline into the plot !
3 ) The children :the subplot concerning them is certainly less bad than the rest; the newcomer ,Wilfrid (probably inspired by Roba's Gérard ) ,is a snob pretentious little brat whose dad is a brave cop who made the headlines in the newspapers ,and who makes Boule jealous by stealing his sweetheart Charlotte .There's even a good scene when the shoolteacher wants to take her pupils to visit Gerard's house to see dad's collection of weapons (insightful critic by Boule) ;too bad they did not develop this side of the story for Wilfrid has a dark side to him ;un fortunately it degenerates into a sidecar race and a an improbable scene with a hand grenade .
We are two thousand light years from Roba's comics !
For a movie aimed at the children's market ,we can wonder why,one more time ,the songs are in English : Bobby Vinton's "Mister Lonely " was covered by Johnny Hallyday as "Quand Revient La Nuit " all the same !and the lyrics are similar.
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