LE JEU (2018)

Le jeu

A film by Fred Cavayé

Cast: Bérénice Bejo, Suzanne Clément, Stéphane De Groodt

English title: Nothing to hide 


The title translation however is The game.  A bunch of friends at dinner time decide to play a “game”: each must place his mobile phone in the middle of the table and each text, phone call, mail, Facebook message, must be read out loud and the phone calls are to be listened on speaker. And yes the nightmare is going to begin.

It is the evening of the total lunar eclipse at the beginning of the 21st century that the couple Marie and Vincent have chosen to invite their best friends to a good meal at home. Remake of the Italian film PERFETTI SCONOSCIUTI (2016), why is that not surprising me at all. Ok then the thing is that we missed and messed up some comedies  the last few years that this one stand out and thank god. Here is a casting nothing but stars and it works here. Be Careful what you wish for and make sure that not one sees your cell phone. The thing is here the cell phone is  something private for some people. The director make sure here that there was a little bit of everything in there. People have secret that they don’t want their spouse or friends to know. When the Pandora’s box is open everything could happen. Yes it is a dramatic comedy where you are not going to be bored but you are going to laugh and yes there are times it is going to be serious. Think about it would you want your spouse see you cell phone? Everybody has secrets it is a fact of life. Now that is not a game I am going to play ever well like the rest of you. After such a rush of tension and secrets reaveled how can anyone go home?

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MEA CULPA (2014)

Mea culpa

A film by Fred Cavayé

Cast: Vincent Lindon, Gilles Lellouche, Nadine Labaki

2 cops that are friends good friends. But something happened a while back that killed the relationship a bit a car accident, that cost the life of the passage including a kid. Simon was at fault and has that on his conscience. Things did not go well for him after that he got divorced from his wife and sees his kid on the weekend. One day the boyfriend of his ex-wife takes them to see a bullfight. The boy has to go to the bathroom, so he goes on his own. When he does not come back anytime soon his mother worries, well he his pursued by a criminal because the kid witnesses a murder. So they want to get rid of the kid so they are no witnesses. They find out it is not an easy thing to do.

Here is a great thriller by the very talented Fred Cavayé. I always love his film. Nothing that you didn’t see before here. Kid saw murder and bad guy wants him dead. There is a twist in the story here, no I am not telling. It is an action pack thriller that you don’t see enough in my country. It is a bit predictable but who cares you are going to enjoy the ride. Even a shoot out in a TGV A train that goes about 200 moles an hour, yes we do have them in France that is how I travel around France or out or I take the plane. The thing is in this story is that is done a la French so there is emotion going through the character not this mindless action film that you see in the U.S. which i call them Guilty Pleasure. So let’s recap you have a scooter chase followed by a foot chase, then a shooting out in the night club and to finish it all in the TGV . Now you are going to ask me what is mea culpa means well here it  is a Latin phrase that translates into English as “through my fault”. Great title for this film you are going to see why at the end of the movie. Enjoy the ride in this one and fasten your seat belt.

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A film by Emmanuelle Bercot . 
Fred Cavayé ,Alexandre Courtès , Jean Dujardin , Michel Hazanavicius ,Jan Kounen , Eric Lartigau , Gilles Lellouche

Take 2 guys who are married and cheats on their wife they party like animals. they screw everything they can think of and lies to their wife like they is no tomorrow. It is done in a series of Comedy skits though out the film and directed by several directors. It has never been done a film in a series of skits in France. Funny movie with some shocking scene and well done. Not too many people like that but I do.