On My Way

On My Way

On My Way

French roadtrip comedy-drama starring screen icon Catherine Deneuve as Bettie who, in her early 60s, suddenly ups sticks and leaves her old life behind... Nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear at Berlin 2013.

Bettie who, in her early 60s, is jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family's restaurant. Having run out of cigarettes, she climbs into her car and drives off - leaving her customers and employees. But the short trip turns into a long journey, not like she had planned. As she leaves her old life behind there are chance meetings, an ex-Miss France gala, renewed ties with her estranged daughter, the realisation she has a grandson, and at the end of the road, maybe even love.

2013Rating: M, Violence,sexual references and offensive language113 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

If the general shapelessness of Emanuelle Bercot’s On My Way is fairly easy to accommodate, it’s because the admittedly stale material rests squarely on the shoulders of French icon Catherine Deneuve. At 70, she’s a delight here as a beleaguered former beauty queen, a tailor-made role which she inhabits with ease and a faded effervescence that is affecting in the way it permeates every frame of this movie. Like Sebastián Lelio’s not dissimilar, but superior Gloria, On My Way occupies the character space of middle aged women wrestling with the pitiless spectre of mortality, but re-awakening to discover purpose and independence whilst attempting to hang together strained family ties.

3.0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

A stunning performance by Catherine Deneuve as Bettie is the highlight of this warm, life-embracing road movie in which a cigarette break becomes the trigger for change

Time Out

Time Out

press

Deneuve swans through all the heartstring-plucking silliness like the ethereal superstar she is.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Just when it seems about to be stranded in the middle of nowhere, Bettie and Charly's fraught relationship gives the movie an emotional center and comedic drive.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Bercot was certainly right to trust that Deneuve’s compulsive watchability would be enough to anchor this otherwise weightless coming-of-old-age saga.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Deneuve gets down, and a bit dirty, in this uneven but likeable French dramedy.

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

If the general shapelessness of Emanuelle Bercot’s On My Way is fairly easy to accommodate, it’s because the admittedly stale material rests squarely on the shoulders of French icon Catherine Deneuve. At 70, she’s a delight here as a beleaguered former beauty queen, a tailor-made role which she inhabits with ease and a faded effervescence that is affecting in the way it permeates every frame of this movie. Like Sebastián Lelio’s not dissimilar, but superior Gloria, On My Way occupies the character space of middle aged women wrestling with the pitiless spectre of mortality, but re-awakening to discover purpose and independence whilst attempting to hang together strained family ties.

3.0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

A stunning performance by Catherine Deneuve as Bettie is the highlight of this warm, life-embracing road movie in which a cigarette break becomes the trigger for change

Time Out

Time Out

press

Deneuve swans through all the heartstring-plucking silliness like the ethereal superstar she is.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Just when it seems about to be stranded in the middle of nowhere, Bettie and Charly's fraught relationship gives the movie an emotional center and comedic drive.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Bercot was certainly right to trust that Deneuve’s compulsive watchability would be enough to anchor this otherwise weightless coming-of-old-age saga.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Deneuve gets down, and a bit dirty, in this uneven but likeable French dramedy.

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