Well…this was a total shocker.  I was creeped out by the whole thing.  But I did learn a very valuable lesson about googling certain phrases when looking for information

Certificate: 15

Director: Axelle Laffont

Screenwriter: Jérôme L’hotsky, Stéphane Kramer

Starring: Marie-Josée Croze, Virginie Ledoyen, Axelle Laffont

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 101 Minutes

Rating: 1 Star

Reviewed by: Pearl

Three women, all in their forties, are helping one of their group to pack up a house she is selling by the beach.  While there, they catch the eye of three younger men.  Two of the women throw themselves into a holiday fling with two of the men, the third, a mourning widow, is a little more apprehensive, and shenanigans commence.

There was so much wrong with this film that I honestly don’t know where to start.  Netflix have put out a lot of below average comedies of late. ‘The Wrong Missy’, ‘Desperados’, ‘The Lovebirds’ all of these have been pretty shocking, but of all of them, and I did NOT have a high opinion of any of them, this one was a real stinker.  It made me cringe the entire time.  The writing was cheesy and crude and so very, very predictable.  And a lot of the time when the women where interacting with the men just made me feel uncomfortable.  It was a very strange idea for a comedy. 

And it wasn’t really your standard kind of comedy.  I don’t know if something was lost in translation, as the film is in French,  but there are certain things that you expect to see in a fil labelled as a comedy, and not a lot of them appear here.  I would be more inclined to call it a drama with comedic moments, more than a straight up comedy.  I don’t often laugh out loud at funny films, but this one barely made me crack a smile.

I guess the acting performances are pretty good.  I can’t fault any of the individual actors here and their chemistry on screen is surprisingly good, but with the wonky script, and a lot of frankly awkward scenes, parts of this film feel so uncomfortable to watch.  Are these women really surprised when some of these young men go back to hanging out with women their own age when the novelty has worn off.  Urgh.

If cringe comedies are your thing, then you might find something here that will make you smile, but if they aren’t your thing and the recent offering from Netflix haven’t floated your boat, then I highly recommend that you skip this one.  In fact, that is my recommendation for pretty much everyone.