96 min / French / NR
Annie, Jean, Claude, Albert and Jeanne have been friends for over forty years. They are growing old and old age tends to be synonymous with reduced autonomy, loss of memory, illness, retirement home and, worst of all, separation. One day, one of the five friends suggests to say no to isolation and loneliness: what if they lived together? and decide to move in together in Stéphane Robelin's crowd-pleasing comedy, starring Jane Fonda (in her first French-language film since Godard's 1972's TOUT VA BIEN), Geraldine Chaplin, and Claude Rich. Comfortably retired, they hire a handsome graduate student as a live-in caretaker and rediscover the joys of "communal" living --. but when old secrets and long-simmering jealousies emerge, discord among the group begins to grow.
This could have been a deep, depressing film but director Stéphane Robelin has kept things light... and it works. - Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane