Wednesday, 11 January 2012

A Happy Event (Un heureux événement) (2011)

Pregnancy and parenthood seem to inspire the best comedies in Hollywood. In this film, pregnancy and childhood are tacked together like a Frankenstein's monster: one half of it is a quirky comedy, the other half is a melodrama that just goes on and on.

It doesn't work at all because the director doesn't understand the logic of film.

Pregnancy is pretty much the same for everyone but child-rearing and parenthood is so varied, that's where the fun should be. Consequently, quirky pregnancy comedy cannot fail to be generic; parenthood melodrama cannot fail to be myopic and tedious.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 11 January 2012.

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