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Summer Things

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2002
  • Michel Blanc
  • 99 mins
  • 15

Summary

Two couple of friends, one very rich the other almost homeless, decides to go on Holiday. Julie, a single mother, joins them too. Once at seaside, it starts a complicate love cross among them that will involve also a transsexual, a jealous brother,a Latin Lover and another nervous stressed couple. Not to mention about the daughter of one of them that is secretly in Chicago with one of his father's employee... More, at the end of the summer all of them will join the same party...

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Shifting effortlessly between seaside farce and social satire, this adaptation of Joseph Connolly's novel manages to touch on such serious topics as class, sexuality, envy, grief, rebellion and motherhood while remaining acerbically amusing. Director Michel Blanc revels in a cameo as Carole Bouquet's insanely jealous spouse, but it's Charlotte Rampling's delicious display of careless snobbery that dominates, as she interferes in impoverished friend Karin Viard's domestic travails and is blissfully unaware that her own privileged lifestyle is under threat from her reckless daughter and bisexual husband. The resolution is overly neat, but the ensemble's polished expertise ensures events remain irresistibly entertaining.

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Credits

Cast

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Elizabeth LannierCharlotte Rampling
Bertrand LannierJacques Dutronc
LuluCarole Bouquet
Jean-PierreMichel Blanc
VéroniqueKarin Viard
JérômeDenis Podalydès
JulieClotilde Courau
MaximeVincent Elbaz
EmilieLou Doillon

Crew

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DirectorMichel Blanc

Details

Theatrical distributor
UGC Films
Released on
2003-06-20
Languages
English | German | Italian | French
Guidance
Contains swearing and sex scenes.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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