Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur)

2008

Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur)

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A 1960s-era teenager discovers that the adult world is neither what she hoped nor what she expected it would be after sparking her mother's tempestuous departure and subsequently being forced to step up and take care of her father and brothers. Elise's father is a respected doctor, and her mother an unsatisfied career woman and part-time journalist. It's been some time since Elise and her mother shared a kind word, so when the frustrated girl is disciplined, she resorts to meddling as a means of lashing out. That meddling proves the breaking point in the relationship between daughter and mother, prompting the mother's hasty and stormy departure from the family. The result of her absence is no less than devastating to the family, and life-altering for Elise, who must now sacrifice her youth in her struggle to keep the family together in their darkest hour. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur)

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  • The film makes attractive use of vivid period detail, but its episodic narrative never takes hold.

    September 1, 2009

    Rob Nelson

    Variety
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  • "Maman Est Chez Le Coiffeur" doesn't try to magically produce a happy ending, nor does it become a spectacular tragedy. And for this movie, such an approach works.

    January 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur)

  • Jun 03, 2013
    A good film by Lea Pool that explores a family that has had mom leave for supposedly brighter prospects in the midst of the 1960s. An unusual circumstance for the ages leads to unusual behaviour by the kids.
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