Cest la Vie




C'est La Vie




The movie is in French with English subtitles.


The success of Pierre and Helena's wedding rests in the hands of Jean-Pierre, a caterer and project manager who has hired a staff of 40 people. The wedding will take place in a 17th-century castle located in the Paris region, where the entire staff will meet.

Upon arrival, Jean-Pierre finds his assistant Adele in full swing with James, the pretentious D.J. Then Josiane, Jean-Pierre’s mistress and the chef de salle, announces that she’s leaving him. When the egocentric groom arrives on the scene to finalize the last details, he begins to order everyone around. And the day is just beginning ... Written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano and following their enormous success with The Untouchables.






Running Time
Rating
117 minutes
14A
Release to DVD: T.B.A.






The Critics Comment

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Boyd van Hoiej/Hollywood Reporter
This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp ...

Fionnula Halligan/Screen International
Co-directors and screenwriters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Untouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour, C'est La Vie!

Amber Wilkinson/Eye for Film
Set over the course of one event, Nakache and Toledano prove adept at planning and crowd management, plunging us into the workings of the backstage staff and some of the wedding party without losing us in the melee.

Jared Mobarak/The Film Stage
An uproariously contemporary riff on Robert Altman's underrated classic A Wedding [...] focusing almost exclusively on [the] wedding planner and his eccentric crew.

Fernando Alvarez/Clarin
The most interesting part... lies in the sharp dialogues and in the central character that functions as the guiding thread of a story that hides dramatic trimmings within the same comedy...

Amber Wilkinson/Eye For Film
Set over the course of one event, Nakache and Toledano prove adept at planning and crowd management, plunging us into the workings of the backstage staff and some of the wedding party without losing us in the melee.


Awards





Globes de Cristal Awards Nominations: Best Film. Best Actor

Goya Awards Nomination: Best European Film

Lumiere Awards Nominations: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Promising Actor





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