Would you like to return home and live with your parents? Forty-year-old Stéphanie is compelled to return home to live with her mother. She is welcomed with open arms: she can enjoy the over-heated apartment, Francis Cabrel stuck on replay, furious games of Scrabble and precious maternal advice on how to sit at the table and how to live her life. Both women must exercise infinite patience to cope with this new situation. And when the rest of the clan turns up for dinner, settling of scores and family secrets follow on one from the other in a most joyful way. Welcome to a highly risky world: the family!
Though Flamand, Lefebvre and especially Commandeur (from Lavaine’s Barbecue) are also solid, the film’s heart belongs to the female protagonists, with Balasko (The Hedgehog) a reliably warm and sunny presence as a woman who has decided that there’s more to life than kids, even if they’re moving back in forty years after making them.
(Hollywood Reporter, Boyd Van Hoeij)
This film is a comedy, a hallmark of your directing style, but it is also a family drama that addresses important personal issues. The comedy is highly biting and derives primarily from the situations created.
(Variety, Martin Dale – Interview of Eric Lavaine)
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