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I Feel Better (2017)

Je vais mieux (original title)
A 50-year-old suffers excruciating backaches. All the doctors, radiologists and osteopaths in the world can't help: the root of his illness is psychological. But what changes are needed in his job, his wife or his family to get better?

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Jean-Pierre Améris (screenplay), David Foenkinos (novel)
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Eric Elmosnino ... Laurent
Ary Abittan Ary Abittan ... Edouard
Judith El Zein ... Elise
Alice Pol ... Pauline
François Berléand ... Audibert
Valentine Cadic Valentine Cadic ... Alice
Valérie Decobert-Koretzky ... Sylvie (as Valérie Decobert)
Lise Lamétrie Lise Lamétrie ... La mère de Laurent
Henri Guybet ... Le père de Laurent
Maud Baecker Maud Baecker ... Mathilde
Eric Théobald Eric Théobald ... Yann Gaillard
Jean-Yves Chatelais ... Le maire
Sacha Bourdo ... Vassilis, le réceptionniste de l'Hôtel Volga
Hervé Terrisse Hervé Terrisse ... Michel
Juliette Plumecocq-Mech Juliette Plumecocq-Mech ... La radiologue
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A 50-year-old suffers excruciating backaches. All the doctors, radiologists and osteopaths in the world can't help: the root of his illness is psychological. But what changes are needed in his job, his wife or his family to get better?

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Footbridge to healing.
7 April 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

The first half of the movie is good fun and rings true:Laurent 's backache may be caused by stress ,but he is primarily a hypochondriac .The cast and credits appear on X-rays ,which makes sense, for the hero is afraid his backache might hide something more terrible ,a tumor for instance.When he has a scan and the doctor says that he's got a problem ,he's terrified ;when he's told there's a spot on his vertebral column ,he can't sleep a wink all night .Distraught ,he calls his parents on the phone at 6 AM to invite them for dinner ; and his mother is as anxious as he is . To make matters worse ,he is subject to his nasty colleague's bad jokes.

The slump begins when the best friend's wife offers herself to him with rage ;then it's downhill :from the prostitute (the healing has begun?) to the "feel good " final , the screenplay turns as horrible as the pictures the lover paints . It was a witty little comedy -one could easily identify with the hero :who has never feared something might be wrong with a X-ray or a blood test?It becomes an obnoxious farce which spoils the pleasure one takes in the first half.

Louise Lemétrie ,who plays Laurent's mom ,is only 9 years his senior!


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30 May 2018 (France) See more »

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