My Worst Nightmare
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She lives with her son and her husband in a well-to-do apartment opposite the chic Luxembourg gardens… He lives alone with his son in the back of a van. She is the director of a prestigious contemporary art foundation… He lives off odd jobs and social security benefits. She graduated after 7 years at university… He almost spent 7 years behind bars. She is on familiar terms with the Ministry of Culture and Arts… He is on familiar terms with each and every alcoholic beverage that happens to cross his path. She enjoys intellectual debates… He enjoys casual sex with large bosomed bedfellows. They are poles apart… and can’t stand the sight of one another. Besides, they should never have met, but their children are inseparable… In the end, they’ll eventually come to understand why…
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Its tepid satire of art world pretensions culminates with a visual dirty joke that is mildly amusing but still not worth the wait.
Fresh: Whether this is an argument for or against marriage probably depends on the viewer's own experience.
Fresh: "My Worst Nightmare" isn't great, but it isn't apologizing for anything, either. Plus, I laughed out loud at least three times.
Fresh: No one loves a broad comedy like the French, but Gallic touches of restraint tend to keep such light entertainment pleasing rather than blundering.
Although I am a big fan of Benoit Poelvoorde (also like the other actors), I have to say I was a bit disappointed by his performance as well as the movie. Overall, it is relatively pleasant to watch but the only 3 or 4 funny moments are already showed in the trailer so do not expect any surprise on the comedy side. For the rest, i.e. the vast majority, it is actually a pretty boring family drama around the theme of marriage and parenthood which falls unfortunately into several cliches...I was hoping for more and I wanted to like it but it is at the very best a rental.
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- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2012
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