Thursday, Feb. 22 @ 7 pm / Galaxy Cinemas / Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Directors: Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano
French / 115 minutes
Max (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket, has one last event to plan at an opulent château. But this over-the-top affair may be too much even for Max. With stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper sensitive
singer, a morose, micromanaging groom, and Max’s ostensible
girlfriend, Joisette (Suzanne Clément) openly flirting with a much younger server, only one thing is certain: it’s going to be a very long night. An ensemble work brimming with offbeat, lovable characters, C’est la vie! is a fiendishly smart, sprawling comedy as only the French can do it.
This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp. Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
An uproariously contemporary riff on Robert Altman’s underrated classic A Wedding … focusing almost exclusively on [the] wedding planner and his eccentric crew. Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage
The latest collaboration between Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano is like a good wedding champagne – bubbly, frothy fun with an excellent structure and a hint of complexity that leaves you on a high.
Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film