Jalouse

2017
  |  Book Tickets: 21/08/2018
  |  Buy to Own: 03/12/2018
  |  102 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC

Synopsis

Nathalie Pêcheux (Karen Viard), a teacher who is divorced and has a daughter who is a dancer has an unhealthy relation with friends and daughter that is consumed by jealousy. You only need one bad mom in this endearing French comedy. Something like ‘Mommie Dearest’ transformed into a light Parisian dramedy, the story follows the life of a recently divorced mother named Nathalie (Viard) who, as the title bluntly states, suffers from the cardinal sin of envy. Not only is Nathalie jealous of her ex-husband (Thibault de Montalembert), her best friend (Anne Dorval) and a new teacher (Anais Demoustier) at the preparatory school where she’s reigned for decades in the French department, but she’s absolutely resentful of her beautiful and nearly perfect 18-year-old daughter, Mathilde (newcomer Dara Tombroff), who’s vying to become a professional ballerina. ‘Jealousy’ goes more for the jugular in terms of the jokes. Viard is truly at her best when she’s doing some very bad things - whether it’s smoking mariajuana before a necessary trip to the therapist, driving away her daughter’s kind-hearted boyfriend (Corentin Fila) or wreaking havoc in the teachers’ lounge at school - yet she also turns Nathalie into a rather sympathetic character. 51-year-old actress Karin Viard impressively navigates through this unexpected mid-life crisis in a funny, touching... and politically incorrect way. (Subtitles) France 2017 David Foenkinos, Stephane Foenkinos 102m

infrequent strong language, drug and sex references
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