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

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.


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

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

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

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

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

September 14, 2017 | Full Review…

At an overstuffed two hours, the movie struggles to find humour in some pretty dull stuff, with frequent jokes built on the older folks' inability to master today's Internet technology.

March 30, 2018 | Full Review…

But this Altman-esque look at the life of a wedding planner has its own modern charms.

March 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

C'est la vie works because it uses the classic structure of comedy to advance the drama. [Full Review in Spanish]

February 20, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The most interesting part... lies in the sharp dialogues and in the central character that functions as the guiding thread of a story that hides dramatic trimmings within the same comedy... [Full review in Spanish]

February 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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