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The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life (2009)



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3 out of 10 French gem
glenn from Dublin, 05 Aug 2010
This is an absorbing movie. it has plenty of french angst and melodrama. none of it's five main characters, a couple and their three children, initially attract any great empathy or affection, but as the story unfolds over a 20 year phase in their relatively normal lives, you find yourself warming to each of them in varying measure. there is no great plot here. it could be a diary of almost any 'normal' family. but it has charm, atmosphere and an excellent soundtrack, even it spans quite a nu
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4 out of 10 Honest drama with real heart
Eamon from Meath, 20 Jul 2010
This deals with 5 days in the life of a family. % days, years apart that marker turning points in their relationship and made them the family that they ultimately become. The real strenght with this one is that it never becomes too sentimental or schmaltzy. Real people, real situations, real family. Well worth watching.
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4 out of 10 Ces't magnifique
paul from Galway, 17 Nov 2011
Super movie.....simple yet absorbing story of an ordinary family - proving that there is no such thing...wonderful acting and a witty and perceptive script.
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4 out of 10 The FIrst Day of the Rest of Your Life
Frances from Clare, 09 Jun 2011
Excellent & realistic portrayal of family life without any nonsensical sentimentality.
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4 out of 10 Bitter sweet
Lauren from Cork, 06 Apr 2010
An all around great movie anyone would enjoy.
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Five random days in the lives of a French family, spread out over a dozen years, paint a telling picture of the ups and downs of human relationships in this comedy–drama from France. Robert Duval (Jacques Gamblin) is a taxi driver who is married to Marie–Jeanne (Zabou Breitman), who has shed the bohemian ways of her youth with the passage of time. Robert‘s father (Roger Dumas) has been generous enough to give his son the comfortable home he shares with Marie–Jeanne and their...

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