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.
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It's a shame Huppert is being celebrated for the moronic 'Elle', while this gem is barely known. It's one of those comedies that won't care about gags, but exhilarate through their insistence on the micro-realist detail. Huppert does a wonderful job in putting all that detail across, drawing from her resources as a great dramatic actress.
It's funny how Isabelle Huppert can manage to stole some scenes in almost every film that she casts. Also, who in the world could imagine to see her doing some tacky and funny-to-dead samba during a weeding? It's priceless. This film follows familiar problems and emocional struggles as Isabelle and her daughter try to live their own lives apart from each other. But love speaks for itself sometimes. And compassion.
I wasn't expecting this from Huppert or the film itself. The actress plays the lead with gusto and delivers perfect comic timing in the broad moments as well as the more intimate, character-building segments.
It's all very light and fast-moving and for the most part, a delight.