Original Title: Le premier jour du reste de ta vie
Writer/Director: Rémi Bezançon
Cinematographer: Antoine Monod
Cast: Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Déborah François, Marc-André Grondin, Pio Marmaï, Roger Dumas, Cécile Cassel, Stanley Weber, Sarah Cohen-Hadria, Camille De Pazzis, Aymeric Cormerais
Depicting five momentous days (between 1990 and 2000) in the life of an average lower middle class family – encompassing a marriage, a loss of virginity, a few deaths, numerous fights, and an air guitar competition(!) – Bezançon’s film, though well played, quite likeable, and generally diverting, is a decidedly uneven, occasionally trite, and often heavy-handed family comedy-drama, (bonus points for including two Blossom Dearie songs on the soundtrack, though).