The Secret Life of Happy People (La Vie secrète des gens heureux) (2006)

The Secret Life of Happy People (La Vie secrète des gens heureux) (2006)

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The ugly duckling son of a picture-perfect bourgeois family receives a much-needed dose of self-confidence when he is befriended by a beautiful and capricious stranger in director Stephane LaPointe's festering family drama. Thomas Dufresne (Marc Paquet) isn't like the rest of his family. The offspring of a highly successful father and a razor sharp mother whose keen intellect is widely known thanks to her winning performance on a popular quiz show, twenty-five year old Thomas is as clumsy as they come. When Thomas crosses paths with free-spirited waitress Audrey (Catherine De Lean), it seems as if he has finally found the muse who could truly help him live up to his vast potential. Subsequently praised by his architect teachers for his creative innovation, Thomas finally begins to savor the sweet flavor of success. But Audrey isn't everything she appears to be, and when Thomas finds out the truth behind their "chance encounter" the repercussions that follow may be enough to rend the tenuous seams that hold this family together once and for all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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NR
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Drama
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Marc Paquet
as Thomas Dufresne
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Loved it. A great movie made in Quebec.

Emile Tremblay
Emile Tremblay

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It's a tug-o-war between a biting comedy satirizing the life of the wealthy & successful and a character-driven relationship drama. Neither of these two ends up really fully convincing, but the final result is never dull and very, very charming. The actors do their best and portray simultaneously likable & unlikeable human beings with an admirable flair, especially Catherine de Léan.

Laurence Collin
Laurence Collin

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