Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur)
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Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur)
A 1960s-era teenager discovers that the adult world is neither what she hoped nor what she expected it would be after sparking her mother's tempestuous departure and subsequently being forced to step up and take care of her father and brothers. Elise's father is a respected doctor, and her mother an unsatisfied career woman and part-time journalist. It's been some time since Elise and her mother shared a kind word, so when the frustrated girl is disciplined, she resorts to meddling as a means of lashing out. That meddling proves the breaking point in the relationship between… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film makes attractive use of vivid period detail, but its episodic narrative never takes hold."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"An amiable yet entirely standard coming of age story..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews