C'est La Vie

C'est La Vie

C'est La Vie

Directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables) reunite for this catering mishap comedy featuring Jean-Pierre Bacri (Look at Me).

"Max (Bacri) is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper-sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a morose, micromanaging groom determined to make Max's night as miserable as possible. But what makes the affair too bitter to endure is that Max's colleague and ostensible girlfriend, Joisette (Suzanne Clément), seems to have written him off, coolly going about her professional duties while openly flirting with a much younger server. It's going to be a very long night… especially once the groom's aerial serenade gets underway." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Offensive language117 minsFrance, Canada, BelgiumFrench and Tamil with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

From Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, writer-directors of acclaimed French drama The Intouchables, comes a wedding comedy with a great cast, shallow characters, and an undemanding plot.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The script isn't quite good enough to function as an alibi for its scene-by-scene implausibility, and the action isn't sufficiently credible to excuse the lack of really sharp gags.

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

C'est La Vie! starts a little tentatively... But once the film hits its straps - which it definitely does - C'est La Vie! becomes a likeable, witty and occasionally downright poignant and insightful little gem.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A Robert Altman-esque roam, encompassing everyone from Max's employees to some truly garrulous guests, C'est La Vie!... is French farce baked to perfection.

5.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Co-directors and screenwriters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Untouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour, C'est La Vie!

New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

A small, but sweet, and very French concoction.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp...

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

From Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, writer-directors of acclaimed French drama The Intouchables, comes a wedding comedy with a great cast, shallow characters, and an undemanding plot.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The script isn't quite good enough to function as an alibi for its scene-by-scene implausibility, and the action isn't sufficiently credible to excuse the lack of really sharp gags.

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

C'est La Vie! starts a little tentatively... But once the film hits its straps - which it definitely does - C'est La Vie! becomes a likeable, witty and occasionally downright poignant and insightful little gem.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A Robert Altman-esque roam, encompassing everyone from Max's employees to some truly garrulous guests, C'est La Vie!... is French farce baked to perfection.

5.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Co-directors and screenwriters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Untouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour, C'est La Vie!

New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

A small, but sweet, and very French concoction.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp...

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