A Christmas Tale
Comedy • NR • 2008 • 2 hr 32 min
Typical French movie, but a little too boring and insipid. It's as dysfunctional as the family it portrays.
Wonderfully acted, but with very little focus. I kept waiting in vain for some direction.
It was kinda slow but it was also a very good movie
The war o Christmas is real
Paul Dedalus is at a crossroads in his life. He has to make several decisions; should he complete his doctorate, does he want to become a full professor, does he really love his long-standing girlfriend, or should he re-start with one of his other lovers?
When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in many years, their intricate, long denied resentments and yearnings emerge again.
Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.