Grand départ
Grand départ (2014)

A tender coming of age story of two brothers thrown into turmoil by their father's declining health, GRAND DÉPART reveals a young man looking to his future, while struggling with his past. Between his domineering brother Luc (Jérémie… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 2014
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Andy Webster
New York Times

Although the subject is potent, the film, directed with a seemingly effortless commercial acumen, doesn't burrow deeply.

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Adam Nayman
The Dissolve

While [Grand Départ's] protagonist spends most of his time onscreen wringing his hands, the filmmakers barely seem to have lifted a finger.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

The director, Nicolas Mercier, has failed to grasp how repellent his own protagonist seems to us.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The accouterments are incessantly elegant but do not disguise the hollowness at the heart of this labored family study.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

A bittersweet tale of sibling rivalry about a couple of polar-opposites endeavoring to bury the hatchet for the sake of their rapidly-expiring dad.

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