Elle s'en va

Elle s'en va

On my way

DVD - 2014 | French
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When her mother tells her that her married lover has ditched her for a 25-year-old beautician's assistant, Bettie, a former Breton beauty queen turned bistro owner, takes to the road and winds up at a dive bar named Le Ranch, for an evening of drunken revelry. Bettie's resentful daughter, Muriel, then asks her mother to chauffeur her son, Charly, to his grandfather's, and the pair sets out on a trip that will ultimately lead Bettie to revisit her past.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Cohen Media Group, 2014
Edition: DVD édition
Branch Call Number: FRENCH DVD ELLE SE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min) : digital, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In French with optional subtitles in English
Alternative Title: On my way


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Apr 26, 2017

“Life goes on!” is the cheeky mantra throughout writer/director Emmanuelle Bercot’s quixotic road movie in which a middle-aged woman reassesses her priorities while finding out it’s never too late to surprise yourself. Light and airy in tone yet still taking its central theme of crisis and transformation seriously, Bettie’s long journey of reflection is gilded with enough humour and uncommon sense to keep everyone’s eyes off of their navels while that wonderfully muddled soundtrack of international indie chill keeps things just a tad off-kilter. Deneuve’s sense of timing has never been better as she goes from pathetic weeping to sardonic smirk to open-faced cluelessness and a supporting cast of eccentrics and common folk alike ensures everything stays anchored—a reunion between Bettie and her fellow “Miss France 1969” hopefuls provides some wry insights without being cruel. A gentle reaffirmation that life does indeed go on no matter how many wrenches we throw at it.

Nov 10, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It so touched my heart. Catherine still has it!!

Nov 07, 2014

Catherine Deneuve, one of the most prolific actresses in France, took this film because it enabled her to experience making a film with non-professional actors. The film is strong on development of relationships, but not so strong on plot. The value for the viewer is that we get Deneuve in every scene depicting how one begins to question one's purpose and path late in life.

16monroe Aug 14, 2014

Not my favorite Deneuve movie.


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