Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui (Sexual Chronicles of a French Family) (2012)

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After getting caught filming himself masturbating in biology class, Romain unwittingly breaks through his family's treatment of sex as a taboo subject matter. The incident triggers his mother, Claire, to open a dialogue with the family, encouraging them to explore their sexuality more freely and openly. As each of these family members push the boundaries of their sensuality, SEXUAL CHRONICLES OF A FRENCH FAMILY paints a portrait of three generations taking their next steps in life.
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NR
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Comedy
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Cast

Stephan Hersoen
as Hervé
Nathan Duval
as Pierre
Yan Brian
as Michel
Gregory Annoni
as Cédric
Benjamin Houot
as Directeur du lycée
Mailys Amrous
as Female ménage à trois participant
Stéphane Clerc
as Sébastien
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Critic Reviews for Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui (Sexual Chronicles of a French Family)

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Most of the camera time goes to airy, awkward sex (no genitalia, though plenty of breasts and backsides), and while it's never titillating, it's also never involving.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

A smutty display of wall-to-wall couplings (and triplings) with a patina of class as thin as a see-through negligee.

Full Review… | May 30, 2012
AV Club
Top Critic

You'll have more fun staying at home.

Full Review… | December 5, 2012
Total Film

Its scope is too limited for it to muster much of a response in us beyond basic titillation. And there are plenty of better places to go for that.

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
Slant Magazine

A highly schematic film about how the members of a family each revel in their own sexuality; there's a nice, healthy glow here apparently meant to substitute for story.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Chroniques sexuelles d'une famille d'aujourd'hui (Sexual Chronicles of a French Family)

For a title and a plot so rife with ideas (both good and bad) -- this is a surprisingly dull and un-cinematic experience. Skip this one.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

Was expecting a lot more humor. I disagree with a lot of peoples reviews on this one. The sex scenes or half the movie, was a lil much. Not all of it was tasteless though. When awkward, I felt that it was fairly authentic and real. You sympathize with Romain as soon as you hear his virgin woes. This is teenage life, especially if you're male. All in all I liked this film. I'm also very sexual and open minded when it comes to talking about awkward subjects. If you are not comfy with sex talk don't see this film. Especially if you're not comfortable with your own sexuality. Keep this one away from the elderly. Although there is a good lesson to be learned from the older grandpa in this film. I found it enlightening at times. You just have to endure the risky business so to speak....

Justin Franklin
Justin Franklin
½

It looks like trying to be something rather than an adolescent's sexual awakening slapstick, but it's just disjointed & talky all the way, disappointing particularly when the version I watched was the edited one.

WS Wu
WS Wu

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