An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and ...
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An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal, family history, tensions, collective and separate grudges, delights, and memories both clash and coalesce.Written by
Eileen Berdon <email@example.com>
Forget about the way the actors are directed and the fact that it certainly was better on stage... if you speak French, this movie is a pure delight. I cannot find anyone to compare with JP Bacri and some of the actors in the film. It's in their voices, in the words they use... It may not appeal to Canadians or Belgians since this humour is simply unique and you either love it or hate it. I don't know how anyone could translate the dialogues into English without losing all the "flavour".
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