This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
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Le récit linéaire de la vie des parents de l'illustrateur Raymond Brigg montre l'histoire bien ordinaire d'une famille dans la traversée du siècle. Si l'animation est convenable, ces personnages qui parlent en décrivant le monde deviennent vite insupportables. On a l'impression d'être dans la tête de personnes âgées qui s'attachent aux moindres détails matériels. L'histoire étouffe sous sa description.
In the grand scope of cinema, this film travels a lot of ground that's been heavily covered by now (from Noël Coward to Ken Loach). But, it ultimately succeeds in the same way that Linklater's "Boyhood" succeeds: it gives you honest snapshots of the various periods, anchored by characters that (while not especially deep) feel completely real and relatable. Plus, it's just so irresistibly charming.