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Cote d'Azur (Crustaces & Coquillages) Reviews

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Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

September 18, 2005
[font=Century Gothic]"Cote d'Azur" takes place while a family is on vacation in the south of France. Beatrix and Marc are parents of two teenaged children. The daughter, Laura, is off to Portugal with a biker.(Every parent's worse nightmare - the biker part not Portugal.) Beatrix is okay with this because of her Dutch parentage. The son, Charly, sticks around for his friend Martin to arrive who he has not seen in a year. After some quick observations, Beatrix declares them to be gay lovers.(She's half right.) Again she is perfectly fine with this, even if her husband is a little perturbed. The next person to make an appearance is Beatrix's lover. Complications ensue.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic][/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Cote d'Azur" is a mildly amusing French sex farce that preaches tolerance. It does have a rather old-fashioned feel to it with an occasional dash of irreverence thrown in. The performances are good and the situations are believable with one major contrivance.[/font]
PantaOz
PantaOz

Super Reviewer

December 15, 2009
This is the forth movie Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau did together... and they made a real summer movie about husband and wife - Marc (Melki) and Béatrix (Tedeschi)- who take their two kids to the seaside house of Marc's youth. Not much of the family atmosphere though: their daughter takes up with a biker and their son roams the beach with his best friend, who is in love with him. Things get steamier when Béatrix's lover Mathieu shows up, and Marc's old flame appears... The best part of this movie is Valeria Bruni Tedeschi! WOW!
November 7, 2011
Cote D'Azur is a delightful comedy that talks about sexuality in a very light way. Maybe too light to be true but there is no doubt that it would be good to be true. This movie is adorable, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is gorgeous.
PantaOz
PantaOz

Super Reviewer

December 15, 2009
This is the forth movie Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau did together... and they made a real summer movie about husband and wife - Marc (Melki) and Béatrix (Tedeschi)- who take their two kids to the seaside house of Marc's youth. Not much of the family atmosphere though: their daughter takes up with a biker and their son roams the beach with his best friend, who is in love with him. Things get steamier when Béatrix's lover Mathieu shows up, and Marc's old flame appears... The best part of this movie is Valeria Bruni Tedeschi! WOW!
alistarr
March 6, 2006
Cote D'Azur (2005) - "You can't be too tolerant. Either you are, or you are not." - Beatrix.

A French-made comedy that follows a summer with a family that returns to the Dad's boy-hood vacation home that he recently inherited from his Aunt. At first, the film focuses on the Mom trying to convince the Dad that their kid's relationships were "normal." It's not long before we begin to find out that Mom is messing around and Dad has an old gay flame that's working as the town plumber.

I found the cheating Mom (Beatrix) particularly disturbing, not only in the way she strutted around and behaved, but also in her almost pathological "defense" of her teenage son and daughter. The daughter wisely runs off with a motorcyclist, but the son has no where to go, which sets him for for a difficult battle with his gay best friend, and his deeply closeted father.

Occasionally, the film whips out some sort of weird musical scenes - like the Director passed out weed for everyone at lunch and no one ever bothered to go back and look at the reel. It must have been a hell of a party at the end. Everyone must have been wrecked to put together an ending like that.

Okay, okay, the shower scenes were pretty good.
Harlequin68
Harlequin68

Super Reviewer

September 18, 2005
[font=Century Gothic]"Cote d'Azur" takes place while a family is on vacation in the south of France. Beatrix and Marc are parents of two teenaged children. The daughter, Laura, is off to Portugal with a biker.(Every parent's worse nightmare - the biker part not Portugal.) Beatrix is okay with this because of her Dutch parentage. The son, Charly, sticks around for his friend Martin to arrive who he has not seen in a year. After some quick observations, Beatrix declares them to be gay lovers.(She's half right.) Again she is perfectly fine with this, even if her husband is a little perturbed. The next person to make an appearance is Beatrix's lover. Complications ensue.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic][/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Cote d'Azur" is a mildly amusing French sex farce that preaches tolerance. It does have a rather old-fashioned feel to it with an occasional dash of irreverence thrown in. The performances are good and the situations are believable with one major contrivance.[/font]
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