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Nicolas on Holiday (2014)

Les vacances du petit Nicolas (original title)
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The summer holidays begin, Nicolas and his family travel to the seaside where a whole new series of adventures await them.

Director:

Laurent Tirard

Writers:

René Goscinny (characters), Jean-Jacques Sempé (characters) (as Sempé) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valérie Lemercier ... La mère de Nicolas
Kad Merad ... Le père de Nicolas
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Mémé
Bouli Lanners ... M. Bernique
François-Xavier Demaison ... Le Bouillon
Luca Zingaretti ... Le producteur
Judith Henry Judith Henry ... Mme Bernique
Bruno Lochet ... M. Leguano
Fabienne Galula Fabienne Galula ... Mme Leguano
Mathéo Boisselier Mathéo Boisselier ... Le petit Nicolas
Erja Malatier Erja Malatier ... Isabelle
Chann Aglat Chann Aglat ... Marie-Edwige
Simon Bouvier Simon Bouvier ... Blaise
Hugo Sepulveda Hugo Sepulveda ... Fructueux
Rémi Lardy Rémi Lardy ... Crépin
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Storyline

It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of summer vacation has arrived. Little Nicolas, his parents, and Grandma head to Hotel Beau-Rivage by the seaside. On the beach, Nicolas quickly makes a new set of friends: there's Blaise, who isn't on vacation because he lives in the area, Fructueux, who likes everything, even fish, Djodjo, who doesn't speak like them because he's English, Crépin, who cries all the time, and Côme, who always wants to be right and who is very annoying. But Nicolas also gets to know Isabelle, a little girl who always looks at him with big, round and worried eyes, and who Nicolas believes his parents want to force him to marry. Misunderstandings accumulate, blunders begin. One thing's for sure: for everyone, this will be an unforgettable vacation.

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Let the seaside adventures begin! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 July 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A kis Nicolas nyaral See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

There are two inconsistencies between this film and its predecessor, Little Nicholas (2009)

1. Nicolas' father smokes a pipe in this film, but was a non-smoker in the other.

2. There is no mention of Nicolas' sister, born at the end of the previous film. See more »

Goofs

The sandcastles built by the architect are built using sand other than beach sand. This can be seen by the difference in the colour of the sandcastles and the surrounding beach sand, even allowing for the addition of water. See more »

Crazy Credits

Credits at the start and finish of the film appear on holiday postcards. The credits at the beginning also include some animations on the cards. See more »

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Features Sabrina (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(from 'A Midsummer's Night Dream')
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Felix Mendelssohn)
Conducted by Eugene Ormandy
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Just a terrible film, whatever your age is
12 March 2015 | by languedoc-586-836028See all my reviews

The original Nicolas film, still directed by Laurent Tirard, was cute and funny. Its humour relied upon genuine written material forming consistent scenes and situations, and often based on the child's point-of-view, as in René Goscinny's exquisite little stories. "Les Vacances" relies a lot on nods and references to past cinema, and the rest is either disjointed (loose ends - what happens in the end with the tight spot at the nude beach Nicolas' father gets himself into?...) or simply unlikely. Even though the excellent Valérie Lemercier and Kad Merad still play Nicolas' parents, the actors in general, save for Bouli Lanners as Bernique, are insincere in their delivery and reactions and/or poorly directed. The father is supposed to be heartbroken by his wife extending her stay without him at the crazy big-money party, yet his face remains almost expressionless all the while...

Also, one scene suggests that hurting severely a live animal can be perceived as humorous, which I have found particularly tasteless.


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