Our Summer in Provence (Avis de mistral) (2014)

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Our Summer in Provence is a clash of generations story told as a light family drama led by Jean Reno as the grumpy grandfather. Three Parisian kids spend the summer with their country-folk grandparents in the melting pot region of Camargue, Provence in southeast France. There are perpetual stereotypes, textbook feel-good moments, and overzealous themes on a silver platter. The film also dips into various pools of plot lines like sex or alcoholism and tends to dabble when it comes the core story. The story instead fills with cliche like a biker gang, drug dealer boyfriend and town cougar. The soundtrack becomes off putting as the film isn’t nearly aligned; it is aimless. It is entertaining as a family dramedy movie though as it offers a rustic setting and a variety of characters.

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