Saw this back at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival
The story is about after a sexist joke goes viral, our main character Cédric loses his job and embarks on a therapeutic journey to free himself from sexism and misogyny. He and his girlfriend hire a mysterious and liberated babysitter to help shake things up. I haven't seen much from Quebec despite some other great movies from Xavier Dolan. Director and also star Monia Chokri creates a comedy about feminism, issues of sexism and misogyny that ends up becoming an mess. The comedy tones portrayed is ridiculously idiotic but not in a way where it is funny, it is annoying, bland, and just all over the place.
None of the characters are likable which I understand that is the point of this film. But not a single character was likable as they are either annoying, just awful, or boring to watch. The writing Chokri provides feels like a one dimensional story where everything is quite one sided. All the acting is isn't amazing but it's not awful. Just decent performances. But they really didn't do much to offer instead be annoying throughout the movie. I was waiting for something to happen that Chokri could surprise me but at the end, there was nothing. The jokes were unfunny and becomes very eye rolling as it tries to be shocking at times. Like being edgy without really any purpose to the narrative.
The positive aspects of this movie are the production design is really good and the soundtrack kept the movie uplifting at points. While there are some small chuckle able moments, otherwise, it was one of the weak selections of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. See if you want to but I don't recommend it.
Update: I gave it a second watch and while I appreciate some small aspects, I still stand by most of the things I have said.
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After a sexist joke goes viral, Cédric loses his job and embarks on a therapeutic journey to free himself from sexism and misogyny. He and his girlfriend hire a mysterious and liberated babysitter to help shake things up.
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August 19, 2022 at 06:34 AM