C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017)

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Charming French comedy about a disgruntled caterer working his last wedding event. Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri) is just trying to get through night, but has to deal with a cast of offbeat characters and a girlfriend who's flirting with a young server. Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

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Critic Reviews for C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête)

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (3)

Manic and earnest, the meticulously constructed plot whips by at a breakneck pace.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's clear that the French writing-directing team of Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano is capable of taking the genre to new heights.

Mar 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp ...

Sep 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Quirky French wedding comedy has drinking, language.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Despite a fine, fun, multicultural ensemble cast, not every character and subplot here is gold, but the film breezes along so amiably that its weaker moments never grate. It's a shame that such an obvious crowd-pleaser is getting such a limited release.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Few films this year will provide as much sheer joy as this bubbly, charming and relentlessly hilarious jog around an arena we're all familiar with.

Sep 4, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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