Happiness Never Comes Alone (Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul) Sunday, 22 September 2019

Happiness Never Comes Alone (Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sex scenes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A clumsy romance.

  • Starring:

    Gad Elmaleh, Sophie Marceau, Maurice Barthélémy, François Berléand, Michaël Abiteboul, Julie-Anne Roth

  • Directed by:

    James Huth

  • Running time:

    110 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Shouting, arguing. A man's face is slapped by a woman and a child. A man punches his mate. A jogger wrestles a gobby stranger. A clumsy woman repeatedly injures herself by falling over, tripping, walking into flying objects. People are hit, bumped, injured, thrown accidentally; objects are smashed, damaged. A man pretends to burn himself with a cigarette; pillow fighting. Bleeding, possibly broken leg discussed. A drink is thrown in someone's face. Blood/gore: Gashed, bloody knee. Vomit.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple enjoy frequent sex. Orgy, oral sex (implied). Ogling, undressing, kissing. Nudity: Naked men and woman seen from behind. An especially good-looking young gentleman with shaggy bed-hair is seen shirtless (washboard abs are visible beneath golden sun-kissed skin splashed with sticky white drops of...paint, maybe?) Cleavage, lingerie, underwear seen.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits, wine, fortified wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, butt, balls. Name-calling, derogatory insults, religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Romance, love, relationships, blended families, open relationships, friendship, dating, infidelity, forgiveness, second chances, wrong assumptions, single parenting, separation, divorce, music, theatre, art, romantic movies, kid-phobia, clumsiness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Broken mirror, full moon, magic tricks. Levitation (mentioned). Flashing lights create strobe effect. Deceased father mentioned. Spitting, sweat. An elderly lady is hooked up to a breathing tube. High aerials, spinning camerawork is dizzying. Flock of birds; stuffed elk. French language with subtitles. Original title is Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Oddball, feel-good romantic-comedy. Great cast and performances. Sweet and irresistible.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Over-the-top, saccharine, clichéd. Overlong.

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