Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, Nicole, 22 years old, is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. When Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is put to the test.
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It’s so effective and simple in its processes, so mature in depicting the human relationships, and so deliciously funny in its sometimes-offbeat posture and dialogue, that the result is an extraordinary modern gem not to be missed. (4.5 stars)
A sublimely shot and staged tale of directionless early adulthood. The performances are subtle and full of warmth, catching all the nuances of the timelessness of summer holidays with no agenda. 3 stars
Lafleur captures the current generational ennui with near perfection here with a tale of a rudderless young woman done with school who finds herself stuck in a limbo of her own making still residing in the family home without real responsibility or purpose. The monotony of long summer days waiting for something to happen or one to come along is the undercurrent of a rich portrayal enacted by Claudia-Emilie Beaupre.
The sounds in this film are exquisite. From the early morning birds to the chime of a dog's collar to the dipping of a cookie in a cup of coffee. Great subtle humor. The band was really good. Beautiful black and white cinematography. Maybe my favorite mubi film I've seen so far.
Pretty much a younger, suburban, French-Canadian styling of Frances Ha, which is totally fine with me. Much of the film is dull, but that is the mood of the movie. Major props to the camerawork and music.