Starts July 16
by Tina G.
It’s the second film after Welcome at the Sch’tis with stand-up comedian Dany Boon, a bittersweet comedy about our society, relationships and love (or no love). Eight friends meet for a classy set dinner in Paris at the beginning of spring: ML, successful lawyer, wife to Piotr and former lover of Jean-Louis; Piotr, husband of ML and new lover to Sarah; Mélanie, wife of Alain, best friends with Piotr and having an affair with a jockey; Alain, oncologist, husband of Mélanie ; Sarah, wife of Lucas, starting an affair with Piotr; Lucas, husband of Sarah and MLs boss; Juliette, sister of ML, secretly married to the much older Erwann; Erwann, secretly married to Juliette; Manuela, ML’s Flamenco teacher, Alains patient, falling for Jean Louis; Jean Louis, former lover of ML, later falling for Manuela; and Henri, father of ML and Juliette.
The manifold relationships of all the above coming together is already a story but Danièle Thompson paints a darker picture underneath the laughter, jokes and good moods of everybody at the dinner. This is a good film for everyone who enjoys French movies, and comedies with second meanings.