#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Middle-aged graphic design company manager Michel loves planes. Day and night – in the shower, at work, riding his scooter – he dreams of life as an airborne explorer. Then one day a photograph stops him dead in his tracks. Kayaks – they could almost be planes, planes without wings. Seized by a sudden crazy impulse, Michel orders the whole package online: canoe, paddles – everything he needs for an expedition. His wife Rachelle encourages him to set out alone on his escapade. So what if he’s never rowed a boat in his life? Adventure is adventure. His big trip on the water turns out to be full of surprises and unexpected encounters: Laetitia, the owner of a riverside bar, her crazy employees, the young waitress Mila – after a night in their company, Michel finds it very hard to leave.
Plot: Michel, a fifty year old man, graphic designer, decides to change the urban lifestyle and go on an adventure. Fascinated by airmail, he dreams at Jean Mermoz when he’s on scooter. One day, Michel sees a picture of a kayak.
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Playful, heartwarming, tranquil. Subtle, comical French portrait of a man who dreams of far away places while his good fortune lies just around the bend…
Only the French can make such lovely, exquisit, subtle portraits with a wink. Beautifully photographed, acted with lots of subtle wit, written with magnificent mastery of human characters. One heck of a sweet portrait of a man who dreams of far away places while his good fortune lies just around the bend.
This story is about a middle aged man, who has a nice job, a lovely wife, who is dreaming of far away journeys by himself. Alone in the wilderness, that idea. He decides to buy a kajak and to make a journey through nature. Although the man is such a newbie at steering a kajak that he gets stuck just around the first bend of the river. No problem, because there just happens to be a nice small cafe situated, with some attractive women he becomes so fond of he is not very eager to continue his journey at all.
Formiddable portrait of human characteristics. Lovely, comical and playful. Highly recommended for all those who love to daydream, but never really want to realize their dreams… Especially if there’s a cafe with lovely women around the corner…
A non-entertaining story without strong conflicts
I’ ve watched this movie yesterday evening in a sneak preview (Little event in our local cinema – You don’t know which movie you gonna watch, but get cheaper tickets) and went there open- minded.
At first I really connected with the main character Michel. With his love for his special interest, I thought of him as a likable guy. He is bored by his everyday live and suddenly finds an opportunity to live an adventure. His relationship with his wife Rachelle appeared to me like a deep, loving marriage. Michel loves her and it is important to him, that she supports his hobby and interests. Him having a hard time finally going on his trip all alone and leaving her makes him very likable as well. There were a lot of funny moments and than he reaches Laëtitias inn.
In the second act the movie got boring and confusing. Together with Michel the audience gets to know Laëtitia and Mila. Since their first encounter I got the impression, that Michel saw something special in Mila. The audience and Michel did not get to know a lot about Laëtitia except that her husband died two years ago. Half of Michel and Laëtitias dialog is about Mila and yet they end up having a love affair. They don’t seem to connect at all and i was really surprised and confused about them suddenly hooking up at the river. At that point I really lost the connection to the protagonist. Michel is still somehow interested in Mila, he constantly lies to his wife to whom he were a loving husband in Act I and screws the hostess. I did not get to know why he is interested in Laetitia and vice versa.
The protagonists longing is to experience relaxation through diversity and that’s why he goes on the kayak trip. I expected a lot more confrontation with nature and / or different characters which reveal different perspectives. But he sticks at the first inn and has a view days with this strange ensemble and nothing happens except him suddenly having an affair with the hostess. There are a few funny moments, but there a no profund dialogues.
If you look for it, you can find a dramatic arc, but to me the conflict in this story is really weak. I have been entertained only by the question “Where is this going?” through the first act and then to me it got messed up. There a many themes that are brought up and then get dropped without any solution.
The movie carried not a happy mood at all. It felt actually very sad, even at the end when you could guess that our protagonist found peace or whatever.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Bruno Podalydès
Writer Bruno Podalydès
Actors Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta PMW-F55, Panavision Primo Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP