Really excels due to its wonderful performers and beautiful cinematography. Solid performances throughout the movie highlight the narrative that is not necessarily original. However, setting the story in the French countryside is wonderfully romantic and certainly quite beautiful. Plus the notion of a traveling grocer reaching out to older people in the country is pretty intriguing and something I haven't seen .
A lovely film. Formulaic, with too many music video moments attempting to stand in for actual character development, but still, lovely. I love that side of Europe, in all of the countries, where the countryside meets the mountains and old ways are still hanging on. (Tati's Jour de fête was a manifesto!)
Great to see Clotilde Hesme playing a happier character than she does in the TV series "Les Revenants." Beautiful scenery and well-done family drama. Loved the gradual way Antoine manages to make a better space for himself in relation to his home. Felt a bit let down by the end. If only the older and younger generations in family businesses could untangle themselves so tidily in real life.
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.
"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...