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Stars by the Pound (2018)

100 kilos d'étoiles (original title)
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Lois, 16, has had only one dream since she was a child: becoming an astronaut.
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Laure Duchene Laure Duchene ... Loïs
Angèle Metzger Angèle Metzger ... Amélie
Pauline Serieys Pauline Serieys ... Stannah
Zoé De Tarlé Zoé De Tarlé ... Justine
Isabelle de Hertogh Isabelle de Hertogh ... Jocelyne
Philippe Rebbot Philippe Rebbot ... Jean-Luc
Jonathan Lambert ... Le professeur
Clémence Mérigot Clémence Mérigot ... Dana
Elise Havelange Elise Havelange ... Cindy
Guillaume Verdier Guillaume Verdier ... Mathieu
Sami Zitouni Sami Zitouni ... Médecin urgentiste
Laurent Bateau Laurent Bateau ... Médecin du centre
Delphine Bronzi ... Infirmière du centre
Caroline Gibert Caroline Gibert ... Infirmière du centre
Oriane Bonduel Oriane Bonduel ... Conseillère en image
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Lois, 16, has had only one dream since she was a child: becoming an astronaut.

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Hey Mr.Spaceman, won't you please take me along for a ride?
3 September 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

This movie was labeled "feel good" and I'm not sure it's an accurate depiction of it ;it's not a comedy ,the young teenage girl 's dream is to become an astronaut but her dream may never come true ;she seems to live on Jupiter,where she would weigh 250 kg (=550 lb) and the story begins with a lecture on the solar system by herself : actually she wants to escape from the good old Earth where she is not a really happy person : she's extremely good at physics and maths ,but she's overweight (check the title which sums it all in a very succint style )and her teacher tells her that to fly to the stars may be only a dream .If she is obese it's congenital , her mother has the same problem :there's a moving scene in which the husband tells her love to his wife ,even though she does not fit the female canons of beauty ,without using the usual "the- real- beauty- is -inside- you" cliché ;this unfortunate mother has a strong feeling of guilt.

Obsessed by her weight, the teenager becomes anorexic and is fed through a tube ;with three other patients she flees to Toulouse ,where a competition of young scientists is to take place :her invention is a pilot balloon.A revealing fact,they are the only girls among the contenders !This depiction of female friendship is uncompromising and does not pass over in silence the conflicts ,without the presence of a single boy ,no small feat.

Of course ,there are some drawbacks (the obligatory song in English :haven't we got good French songs?) and the screenplay is sometimes disjointed .

But all is forgiven when you see this dreamlike scene where the team launches their balloon en route to the stars ,which seems to take the foursome away with it.

NB :The leading actress had already been cast in a short ,"princesse" ,when she was a child.


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France

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French

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17 July 2019 (France) See more »

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Stars by the Pound See more »

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Koro Films, Umedia, Canal+ See more »
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