Demi-soeur (2014)





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When Nénette's mother dies, she seeks out her estranged father with her pet turtle in tow. Instead of her father, however, she finds her uptight, pharmacist half-brother Paul who does not want the intellectually disabled Nénette messing up his perfectly controlled life. But what if Paul needs a little less control and a lot more love?

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Franck Le Joseph, Josiane Balasko, Franck Lee Joseph
In Theaters:
Box Office: $634


as Véronique

as Nénette

as Madame Lèfevre

as Mr. Bonvallet

as Madame Lavreau

as Too Much
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Bouncing from one ridiculous scene to another - see Nénette stumble into a rave, flood a hotel room and repair Paul's relationship with his estranged son! - this sickly sweet concoction sets your teeth on edge.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Sweet but silly, Demi-Soeur leaves plot strands flapping as it romps to a hasty conclusion.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
Top Critic

In the end, you've got to have a heart harder than a tortoise shell not get a little misty.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
New York Daily News
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Shot with a high-def flatness that makes it look like a TV movie, the film indulges in much wannabe-funny wailing, shrieking, and flopping about by Nénette and Paul, only to then lace its buffoonish material with semi-serious undercurrents ...

Full Review… | February 4, 2014
Village Voice
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Part Chaplin, part Fellini's La Strada. And a lunatic but respectful adventure of a mentally challenged woman, navigating the far from normal world around her. In a film about failing to see or acknowledge the disabled, and how they enrich our world.

Full Review… | February 9, 2014
WBAI Radio

Demi-Soeur has so clean and clear an arc that it takes no imagination to see where it's all going. But so what? Nice is nice for a change.

Full Review… | February 5, 2014
Film Journal International

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