Mary Poppins Returns
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... a realistic portrait of rural life.
Pokey and maybe a bit too sincere, but it has its own integrity.
It is a nice character study of two people locked into themselves in different ways, and the slow path they each take to recognize their interdependence.
May linger in the mind as a postcard collection of alluring mountain scenery, but there's not much in the way of lingering alpenglow at movie's end.
Slow-moving but utterly delightful.
What director and cowriter Christian Carion has done with the film is give us a genuine feel for the simple joys, disappointments and mind-numbing routine of rural life.
It's a small, simple movie, but, by the end, you feel like you've met two people you'd enjoy hanging with.
Serrault's got all the appropriate nuances of this old codger down pat. I'm beginning to get the impression that it's who he is.
excluded me at a basic level from its opening scenes on; when it was over, I felt as though I'd never made it in
Carion has concocted a simple story for complex times, one that realistically examines the passing of the torch from a traditionalist to a neophyte
[Carion] has honestly involving characters, and does not shirk the necessarily rude side of agri-life.
A dance to a post-war ditty shared by old man who misses the daughter he never knew--and a young woman who identifies him as the father of her imagined past.
Cheap nuance of country struggle.Oh,but crowds loved Carion's (utterly dull) Merry Christmas,isn't that a genre delicacy?Seigner is trying,she really does,but I almost feel the overreacting melo at certain points,a thing I carefully avoid in modern films.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Girl from Paris", Adrien(Michel Serrault) owns and works on an isolated farm and feels that it is time to retire. He sells his farm to Sandrine(Mathilde Seigner), a young Parisian, who after a great deal of thought and a two-year intensive agricultural course, has decided she wants to become a farmer. His sole condition is that he is allowed to stay for eighteen months until his family home in Grenoble is ready to occupy. Not helping matters is Sandrine remodeling part of the farm into a resort.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"The Girl from Paris" is a gentle drama that also works as a feminist parable. Sandrine is a serious young woman who does not make her decisions lightly. Overall, she does a better job than most men would have.(Admittedly, much better than I could have...) [/font] And she seems in no hurry to settle down.
The movie avoids the easy laughs that could have come out of the situation.(What humor there is involves a Volvo...) It is well-photographed with likable characters and good performances but a little predictable.
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