Happiness Never Comes Alone (Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul) Sunday, 05 April 2020

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)


    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.


    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.


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


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


    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.


    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.


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


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

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