We Were Young (2015)

TV-14   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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Five long-term pals confront ageing and mortality as they enjoy their last weeks together before taking different paths.


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11 January 2020 | ulicknormanowen
The four musketeers
Kad Merad has always been able to give poignant performances :he was deeply moving in Philippe Lioret's"Je Vais Bien Ne T'En Fais Pas ";always spare of gestures and words ,his commitment to his characters is sometimes extraordinary .

Here ,portraying a terminally-ill man whose last wish is to sail around the world?he rises to the occasion ;a single-handled sailor ,he would avoid his pals ' sincere but unbearable compassion.He often thinks about his childhood which was not always happy but made it a lover of the sea;now that his life is going to be unfairly interrupted,he spends much time gazing at its infinite waters .There's also some desperate humor when he buys his equipment.

Unfortunately , nobody at all in his pals is in business of supplying interest, bite,savor,humor ;although they are talented actors,notably Charles Berling ,their parts are so conventional ,so underwritten and their scenes so heavy-handed that when Merad is not on the screen,it is a waste of breath .

Had the director focussed on his principal, had he created a deeper relationship between him and his pals ,showing how trifling their problems (his restaurant,his son's bac (HSD),his ...)are compared to a man's tragedy ,a man whose life will be stolen at such an early age ,he would have made a really impressive drama dealing with mortality and ageing .

Although marred by songs (of course in English ) which sometimes drown out the characters' words .

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Genres

Comedy | Drama

Details

Release Date:

3 June 2015

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

Paris, France

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,102,453

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