It is summer, and 30-year-old Antoine is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provençe. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants.
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A film with a heartwarming narrative. The music was used sparingly which added a lot of emotion to the pivotal scenes. Set in a peaceful rural area, the film thrives from the interactions between Antoine and his family, friends, and townsfolk. Starting off with a decade old family feud, the director Eric Guirado shows us how the changes in one person’s life can positively affect the people around him.
A gentle tale of family, friends and having another go. Superb performances all round, with some charming appearances by the elderly locals. The lasting impression of this film is the beauty of the French countryside, it is fabulous.
A conventional, predictable story of redemption that benefits from a charming rural setting and convincing performances from the entire cast, especially Clotilde, who makes everything seem magical, even cottage cheese.
"The Grocer's Son" is a beautiful film, both aesthetically speaking and in reference to the narrative. Madame Sforza in particular is a captivating character and her dynamic with her son gives this film a unique charm. It is a beautiful testament to the complications of family ties that anyone can relate to.
Some films are made like poetry. Movies that tell you that simple things in life have the deepest meanings. This movie you don't watch but recite with its beauty. The story revolves around the estranged son of a small time Grocer coming home to take care of the family Grocery when his dad falls sick. He falls back in love with the small town of elderly folks and connects back with family. Simple and beautiful...