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Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta Vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life) Reviews

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Alan Mack
Little White Lies

From its title downwards, this uninspiring French dramady embraces cliché at every turn, relying on simplistic humour, obvious emotional cues and performances straight out of Albert Square to tell its story.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2009
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

While it's competently put together, you can't help wondering what the point is.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2009

Over-stylised and undernourished, French director Rémi Bezançon relies a little too heavily on clichéd cinematic catastrophes to provide dramatic momentum to what is at heart a rather unspectacular saga of familial discord and reconciliation.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2009
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

Reasonable enough, but underpowered.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

This is a vibrant film filled with truths of everyday life, when communication, misunderstandings, circumstances and emotions mesh together like a single heartbeat

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 31, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

An ode to parenting, taken at a mature and sophisticated level. The pains and joys are represented well, without fanfare or histrionics

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 31, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A wonderful soundtrack and a collection of great performances make this an entertaining and touching ensemble piece.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

November 20, 2009
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

tsoyhtera fatalistikos mehri to telos shedon, hanetai ligo stin prospatheia toy na brei ena finale arketa glykero gia na se peisei oti soy ta honei me diathesi oymanistiki

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

July 15, 2009
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Bézançon handles the passage of time and the shifts of perspective quite adroitly, and creates a real sense of the characters as a family unit. His use of music is also inspired.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2009
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The combination of deft writing and directing and a first-rate ensemble cast brings the viewer into the lives of the Duval family and it is well worth the time.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

June 25, 2009
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Bezançon has done a beautiful job moving back and forth through time and bringing background stories to the foreground before letting them slip away for another's point of view.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

June 28, 2009
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A joy to watch, with vibrant characters, inventive direction and an emotional resonance that's both provocative and deeply moving.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 5/5

November 20, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

By using such a typical family, it's a film most will be able to relate to, making it an inspiring, uplifting and, at the end, deeply moving mini masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2009
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

The movie's keen to show off its period threads and craft solo acting moments, all of which it does entertainingly, but we can't quite see the ties that bind: these feel like five characters in search of a common gene pool.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2009
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

For a story with so many sub-plots it's to Bazancon's credit that he keeps the psychological plates spinning without mishap.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2009
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Brilliantly directed, impeccably acted French drama with a script that's both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving - this is easily one of the best films of the year.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

November 20, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A funny, deeply affecting and often painfully truthful movie about families, parenthood, growing up, growing old and dying, devoid of sentimentality.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 27, 2009
Tom Dawson
Film4

Despite being engagingly acted and smartly structured, this ambitious effort from Rémi Bezançon ultimately presents a sentimental vision of la vie famille.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2009
David Parkinson
Radio Times

The bittersweet shifts are deftly realised by some superb performances.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2009
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Director and writer Rémi Bezançon has a view of family life at odds with that of our own curmudgeon Philip Larkin, and the final reel proves the point.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

November 27, 2009
Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
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