Rent The Grocer's Son (2007)

3.5 of 5 from 118 ratings
1h 36min
Rent The Grocer's Son (aka Le fils de l'épicier) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Thirty-year-old Antoine leaves Paris and reluctantly returns to the south of France to look after the family mobile grocery van while his father recovers from a heart attack. He gradually warms to his experience in the hills and his encounters with the villagers and love for the countryside. Evocatively capturing the bucolic beauty of provincial France, this gentle feel-good charmer sparkles with quirky humour and joie de vivre and guarantees to warm hearts with its classic story of a man finally coming of age.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , Gilberte Muguet, Christophe Mirabel, Odile Tommy Martin, Robert Fayard, , Robert Court, Robert Juventin, Agnès Joniaux
Directors:
Eric Guirado
Writers:
Eric Guirado, Florence Vignon
Aka:
Le fils de l'épicier
Studio:
ICA
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/07/2009
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of The Grocer's Son

A little too much fromage... - The Grocer's Son review by CP Customer

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19/10/2009

Good to look at - fabulous scenery and attractive leads. But the story is predictable and rather cheesy. However, if you're looking for easy on the eye and undemanding entertainment, then it's a safe bet.

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Understated family drama - The Grocer's Son review by GS

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21/11/2017

Yes, the French landscape is beguiling, and the start of the film demands a little bit of patience, but there's an underlying sadness here; the main male character is the victim of a charmless father, and reluctant to help the family out. His return to the family business provokes emotional storms, but in a gradual and often understated and convincing way.

Along the way, another of the troubled family has an apparently quiet encounter which is underplayed to devastating effect. I won't say any more. It's a scene to remember.

The customer encounters are played for a kind of truthful humour. I agree with the previous reviewer that the story is, in many ways, predictable, but it didn't feel that way to me when watching it. The ending has some elements of wry redemption, but in no neat Hollywood fashion.

GDS

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