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A scene from the French film "A Happy Event"
A scene from the French film "A Happy Event"

Review

A Happy Event: A sweet but pointless look at marriage and kids Add to ...

  • Country USA
  • Language English

Directed by Rémi Bezançon (France)

A grad student in philosophy and a video-store clerk fall madly in love, decide to make a baby and rapidly find themselves overwhelmed. Sleepless nights, dirty diapers, designer strollers, breast pumps, interfering grandmothers, no sex and many tears both baby and adult; all of this is terrain very familiar to anyone who has ever had a child. Director Rémi Bezançon, adapting the story from a novel, covers it with a delicate touch, slightly satirical but unsuccessfully philosophical. (The philosophy student turned mom narrates the film.) The results, prettily performed by Louise Bourgoin and Pio Marmaï, are sweet but pointless. K.T.

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