Rent Cockles and Muscles (2005)

3.3 of 5 from 74 ratings
1h 33min
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Marc (Gilbert Melki) and Beatrix (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) and their teenage children are to spend summer at the seaside house of Marc's youth. The summer heat soon kindles the senses as young love erupts, old flames fire up and sexual adventures ensue... the holiday is set to be anything but tranquil! Their daughter Laura takes off with her biker boyfriend, while their son Charly, finds he is the object of his best friend's desire. Beatrix, sensing tension between the boys, suspects they may be lovers, an assumption Charly chooses not to deny.
While the free-spirited Beatrix encourages tolerance, her husband Marc struggles to accept his children's sexual awakening and maintain a sense of propriety. Things get steamier when Beatrix's lover Mathieu (Jacques Bonnaffe) shows up and Marc's first love reappears out of the big blue and secrets, revelations and misunderstandings build to a crescendo.
, , , , , , Romain Torres, Yannick Baudin, Julien Weber, Sébastien Cormier, Marion Roux
Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
Crustaces Et Coquillages
Peccadillo Pictures
Music & Musicals, Romance
Release Date:
Run Time:
93 minutes
French Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9

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Reviews (2) of Cockles and Muscles

Another story about a dysfunctional family - Cockles and Muscles review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert

however, this isn't a dire movie it's quite funny. Just an example: The teenage son is coming out as...heterosexual! The ending is not so good - I find it silly - like something from the Eurovision Song Contest. There's a lot of extra features, but it's not very interesting. The conversation shot in Cardiff is hard to understand and there are no subtitle, so why bother?

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Mix Taps - Cockles and Muscles review by CH

Spoiler Alert

Psycho is all very well, but has any film turned so much around a shower that it is well nigh a character? That is the case

with Cockles and Muscles. So much is it used - singly or in company - that the continually exasperated father (the least of his problems is being cuckolded) takes out the fuse from it at one point. Billed as a comedy, it certainly has elements of that distinctive French take on farce, but gains from an undertow of sadness, a sense of life passing as a new generation rises. As for the shower, it gets an extra to itself.

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