C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête)

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Total Count: 36


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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.


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

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (5)

  • The film doesn't quite work. It has some choice moments, enough to carry us through, but it's difficult to build mood and tension with this kind of sprawling story and a large cast.

    Aug 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • The script isn't quite good enough to function as an alibi for its scene-by-scene implausibility, and the action isn't sufficiently credible to excuse the lack of really sharp gags.

    Sep 11, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An excessive length that ends in a hasty and manic way leaves this work even more in evidence as a banquet that lacks seasoning. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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