26 May 2003 | dbdumonteil
it's nobody's fault!
"C'est pas ma faute" is just a gentle comedy where the actors do what they can to give it punch. But it turns out to be trite because it's a well-worn topic: a restless child who causes disasters everywhere he goes and they wish to get rid of him as soon as possible. Not only is it a gentle movie but for a major part, it falls into the conventional and leads to the inevitable "happy-end". When Martin, the little boy is sliding away to take refuge in a big but frightening house, at first he's scared because this house is supposed to be haunted by a wicked man (Jacques Perrin). Martin will realize that this man is nice and he had an unhappy life. He'll even be the one to find a way so as to solve the problem of an enormous tree fought between Martin's friends and a rival group.
Anyway, it's too obvious that this movie is only aimed at children