My Summer in Provence

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: May 9, 2014
DVD: September 23, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.50
based on 12 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Jean Reno, Anna Galiena, Chloé Jouannet, Hugo Dessioux, Aura Atika, Hugues Auffray, Charlotte de Turkheim

Synopsis

Irene and Paul take their three grandchildren for the summer because the childrens’ parents have just split up. Their daughter, who is the mother of the children, leaves for a job interview in Montreal. The visit awakens painful memories, because Paul hasn’t spoken to his daughter for many years. Their stay also causes friction.

Teenagers Adrien and Lea are addicted to new technology and have no interest in country life or the chores their grandfather asks of them. However, Theo, the youngest of the three, succeeds in earning Paul's appreciation with his enthusiasm and curiosity.

Over the course of the summer, the grandparents and the three children bond as Lea falls in love with a "pizza guy," Adrien longs for an older woman who makes the best ice cream and Theo, despite being deaf, brings everyone together with his innocence and charm.

Director: Rose Bosch
Studio: Métropole Films Distribution
Producer(s): Alain Goldman
Screenplay: Rose Bosch

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  • 4 stars "Nice relaxed modern take on three generation communication problems overcome eventually by love of family. And great shots of provence. Good light entertainment. I see film reviewer Jordan Mintzer feels film is loaded down with cliches but that's the movies' tone. Good light entertainment with predictable but still funny moments."
  • 5 stars "Wonderfully acted and a great story. Loved it!"
  • 4 stars "This movie is NOT set in 1970. The young people are clearly from 2012 and are visiting their grandparents, who were young in the late 60's and early '70's. The two older grandchildren have laptops and iPhones and the cars are modern. After saying that, the film is delightful and a pleasure to watch. Beautifully filmed - and the acting is good, especially the older actors who play the grandparents. The teenagers are a bit uneasy in their roles, but manage to pull it off enough to make the story work. I enjoyed it."
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