MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE

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Release Date: September 16, 2011

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Giséle
Casadesus, Maurane, Patrick
Bouchity, Sophie Guillemin,
Claire Maurier, Jean-Francois
Stévenin, Melanie Bérnier,
Francois-Zavier Demaison

Genre: Drama

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 80 minutes

Distributor: Cohen Media Group

Director: Jean Becker

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Louis Becker

Writer: Jean Becker, Jean-Loup Dabadie

Address Comments To:

Charles S. Cohen, Chairman/CEO
Cohen Media Group
750 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (646) 380-7929
Website: cohenmedia.net

Content:

(Ro, H, B, LLL, V, SS, A, D, MM) Romantic story about a downtrodden town fool who finds a surrogate mother in a 95-year-old woman, with humanist elements and one God bless; at least 33 obscenities and four profanities; man slaps young boy, man slaps woman, woman pitchforks man twice in legs with blood, and boy’s verbally abused; strong sexual content includes town fool sleeps with girl who wants his baby, discussion of sex act, kissing, hugging, and sex used to pay for jewelry; no nudity; alcohol use; smoking but no drugs; and, child abuse, scenes set in bar, lying, cheating.


Summary:

In the French movie MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE, a town fool who’s picked on by everyone, including his own mother, finds a friend in a 95-year-old woman who treats him with respect and teaches him how to read. MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE is beautifully photographed, but that’s all you can say about this mediocre, tedious movie, which contains plenty of foul language and strong lewd content.


Review:

Everyone makes fun of Germaine, the town fool, in the French movie MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE. Even his own mother can’t stand him and has abused him since childhood. Flashbacks show her calling him names every time she sees him. In school, the teachers and the students made fun of him. Now in the local bar, everyone still makes fun of him, except for one naïve buxom girl who wants to have his baby.
In the midst of this dreary life, Germaine meets Margueritte sitting on his park bench. Margueritte is a 95-year-old woman who treats Germaine with respect and teaches him how to read.
Then, Germaine’s mother dies; his hippie paramour gets pregnant; and, he realizes Margueritte is his surrogate mother.
MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGIUERITTE is beautifully photographed, but that’s all you can say about it. Even so, the colors are washed out, probably for some obscure artistic purposes. Gerard Depardieu is a great actor, but he fails this part. He’s too savvy to be the local idiot. Most of the characters are over the top, while most of the dialogue is static and uninteresting, even when listening to it in French. This could have been a great heartwarming movie. As it is, it’s mediocre in every respect and shows once more why French people love American movies instead of their own.


In Brief:

In the French movie MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE, everyone makes fun of Germaine, the town fool. Even his own mother can’t stand him and has abused him since childhood. Now, in the local bar, everyone still makes fun of him, except for one naïve buxom girl who wants to have his baby. In the midst of this dreary life, Germaine meets Margueritte sitting on his park bench. Margueritte is a 95-year-old woman who treats Germaine with respect and teaches him how to read. Then, Germaine’s mother dies; his hippie paramour gets pregnant; and, he realizes Margueritte is his surrogate mother.
MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITE is beautifully photographed, but that’s all you can say about it. Even so, the colors are washed out. Gerard Depardieu is a great actor, but he fails this part. He’s too savvy to be the local idiot. Most of the characters are over the top, and the dialogue is static and uninteresting, even when listening to it in French. This could have been a heartwarming movie. As it is, it’s mediocre in every respect and shows once more why French people love American movies instead of their own.