Anny Duperey (A Wonderful Family)
Bernard Le Coq (The Flower of Evil, A Wonderful Family)
Tristan Calvez etc.
2011 / Original language: French / Color / stereo / available in hd
For the last twenty years, life has been everything but peaceful for the Beaumonts. Catherine and Jacques look after their wonderful family, a blended family living happily and cheerfully together, but things aren't always that easy! Three generations of characters take us on some pretty wacky adventures, sharing the laughter and tears of being a family today. First there are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beaumont, and their friend Reine. Then come the kids. Not to forget the twins, the youngest of the young adults, with their often complicated love lives. Last but not least, the new generation is peeking out, with Fred and Nourredine's tumultuous daughter Carla, and Audrey and Julien's daughter Marie, whose love interests are as stable as a weathervane on a windy day!
Having settled in a charming village in Burgundy, Catherine is thriving but Jacques is chasing his tail. After his business projects fail, one by one, he blackmails his son-in-law to give him a job. Reine returns broke from Balang Balang and they take her in. When a local factory shuts down, she and Catherine plan a co-op to help laid-off women and families survive. Itâ€™s tough times for everyone. On the up side, the whole family gets together for Audreyâ€™s birthday, only to discover she has changed jobs and moved. Guess where sheâ€™s working now!
Audrey is working as a stripper! They talk her into coming home. Nourredine, who gave Jacques a job at his restaurant, canâ€™t take his pompous bossiness anymore and fires him. Jacques goes on a rampage, opening a B&B/restaurant to steal his clients. He kicks Reine out of the house and alienates himself from his family. Audrey moves back out. The co-op project falls through, but Catherine and Reine come up with a promising idea for a musical benefit performance. Jacques finds out Catherine has a lover and leaves for Paris. Could this be the end?
Jacques squats Nicolas and Lucasâ€™ apartment in Paris. Tormented by his wifeâ€™s love affair, he neglects his restaurant project with Julien. Lucas joins the venture, but Jacques wonâ€™t agree on a location! Jeremy returns from Burgundy, his affair with the mayorâ€™s wife exposed. Meanwhile, the ladiesâ€™ benefit musical takes form. Reine handles the books; Catherine sings and dances! But the theater they booked closes down. Desperate to win back his wife, Jacques finds a perfect dinner theater location. Can he convince her to bring the show to Paris?