Je Vais Bien, Ne T'en Fais Pas (Don't Worry, I'm Fine) (2006)
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Critic Reviews for Je Vais Bien, Ne T'en Fais Pas (Don't Worry, I'm Fine)
Nominated for five Cesar awards and winner of two, this poignant drama about family relationships and secrets is both involving and surprising
Audience Reviews for Je Vais Bien, Ne T'en Fais Pas (Don't Worry, I'm Fine)
A solid drama that begins with a simple premise but then grows increasingly engaging as it refuses to offer easy answers and always surprises us with Lioret's firm direction - a film that will probably leave you pondering for some time about the questions it raises.
I think I've read reviewers that would call this film "manipulative," but I thought it was excellent, a simple story about following a young woman - an enchanting, headstrong, beautiful young woman, a character I fell in love with - as she looks into the disappearance of her brother and her family's staunch, inexplicable unwillingness to confront the gravity of the situation. It's short and compelling, if a little glossy, and though the conclusion feels a touch cheap, it's such an honest story I'm willing to forgive it. In all, it's another fine example of realist French film in recent years, and in my opinion, it's one you should add to your must-see list.
Don't Worry, I'm Fine starts off really well. It captures a young girl distressed at her twin brothers disappearance. Though Laurent gives a great performance, it is hard to truly connect to her because we don't know why they were so close. The only thing that is said is "They were very close, they were twins". That's all very well and good, but it isn't enough to justify a story where she tries to kill herself over it. Towards the end the film feels obligated to answer some questions with a series of twists. It does have you questioning the motives and mindset of other characters, but again this is an important thing that is never quite reseolved. It's certainly a well made film, but with too many gaps to ever be great.
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