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A Happy Event (2011)

A Happy Event (2011)





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A carefree young couple gives birth to their first child, and realizes that parenthood has its fair share of unexpected challenges in this warmhearted comedy drama from acclaimed director Rémi Bezançon (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life).

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Pio Marmaï
as Nicolas
Firmine Richard
as La sage-femme
Lannick Gautry
as Camille Rose
Nicole Valberg
as La gynécologue
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Critic Reviews for A Happy Event

All Critics (4)

... it has something that few modern films do: a realistic insight into the female perspective.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
The Aristocrat

The tale alternates between whimsy and realism a little too much...but is pleasant, passable viewing.

Full Review… | July 3, 2012

Desire, love and madness leads to motherhood in this warts-and-all look at the A to Z of what happens to a woman when she has a baby... there's an inherent feeling of truth about the work and performances, resonating especially with female audiences

Full Review… | June 30, 2012
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Audience Reviews for A Happy Event

Let's all take a moment and appreciate just how brilliant Louise Bourgoin was in this. A fantastic movie, nothing less than you'd expect from Rémi Bezançon.

Norman Fultang
Norman Fultang

Quite a typical pre/post-motherhood anxiety story narrated in a not so typical serious Frenchie way- which turns out to be quite nice as a result.


★★★ (out of four) It gets off to a rocky start, but is able to redeem itself as his goes along. Though it begins as a lightweight comedic story, it finds its steady ground once it deals with the more serious matters such as the depression many new mothers go through. Babara is a French grad student who meets and falls for the charming Nicholas. After a brief affair, she gets pregnant, so they get married and move in together. The pregnancy is not easy, but it just gets worse for Barbara once the baby is born. She feels like she has lost her identity and all her goals are down the toilet. Her depression deepens as Nicholas' job gets more demanding and he feels like he i working harder for less. A wedge grows between them. Though a little more serious, it reminded me of a French version of "Knocked Up". The actors add a lot with their sincere and likeable performances. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/HappyEventA.jpg[/IMG]

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