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i don't think that there is a Hollywood version of the same topic. i enjoyed watching it truly, and i am surprised that it got such an average rating.
the best support actress award should go to the mother. i have seen a few french films, i don't think that i have seen any older women like her before, her acting was excellent.
and it seems that in European films, their male studs have average bodies. if this film was made in Hollywood, i am sure that the director will only hire a guy who is young, hot looking, and most of all, a great body. this actor in this film only has an very average body, and he is not shaved.
so it seems that there are poor people in France, too. that is another new topic, i don't think that i have seen a french film about common workers who are struggling to make a living, etc.
if you are expecting to see lots of hot sex scenes, you will be disappointed. neither the guy or the ladies had any hot sex scenes.
it is always refreshing to watch a foreign film to see what people are doing in other countries. i rated this film an 8.
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