Babou seems to be able to shrug off anything. Real jobs, husbands, responsibilities, who needs them? But when she finds out that her own daughter is too ashamed of her to invite her to her wedding, she decides to make some changes. She takes a job selling time-share flats at the Belgian seaside during the off-season, and even to her own surprise, becomes the model employee. Eventually Babou once again gets in the way of her success, and she must find a way to get a wedding gift worthy of her daughter yet true to her one-of-a-kind self. –Semaine de la Critique
Another powerhouse performance from France's greatest actress anchors this tale of a woman who has been somewhat of a failure as both a mother and a provider who takes a job in Osterd hoping to prove to her grown daughter that she can be responsible. Other than the hokey plot device near the conclusion the film excels. Would not have succeeded quite as well with a lesser actress in the lead. Competent support cast.
"Written and directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, Attenberg pivots on a 23-year-old late bloomer and only child, Marina (Ariane Labed), who