The whole Bélier family is deaf, except for sixteen year old Paula who is the important translator in her parents' day to day life especially when it comes to matters concerning the family farm. When her music teacher discovers she has a fantastic singing voice and she gets an opportunity to enter a big Radio France contest the whole family's future is set up for big changes.
|Original Title||:||La Famille Bélier|
|Release Date||:||December 17, 2014|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Music|
|Production Company||:||France 2 Cinéma, Mars Films, Nexus Factory, Umedia, Jerico, Vendôme Production, Quarante 12 Films|
|Writers||:||Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Victoria Bedos|
|Casts||:||Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Louane Emera, Roxane Duran, Ilian Bergala, Luca Gelberg, Mar Sodupe, Stéphan Wojtowicz, Jérôme Kircher, Bruno Gomila, Véronique Poulain, Philippe Dusseau, Clémence Lassalas, Melchior Lebeaut|
|Plot Keywords||:||deafness, music, singing, family, sign language|
Don't expect to be blown away by this movie but expect an enjoyable time. Aside from a very TV movie like look and feel, this flick has got all the ingredients to make for a good watch: the main one being the plot. The moment you hear about it, you can't help but feel curious about it. A girl whose parents are deaf discovers that she has a gift of singing And obviously her parents don't know or could not appreciate it
As yo can suspect, she suddenly finds herself confronting a strange situation where she needs to decide if she is to stay with her family and continue with her school and farm life, or if she should move to Paris instead and pursue a singing career eventually.
In the other hand, the acting is not the best if you are a bit picky, but then it's true that playing a deaf person is probably not that easy (the Father is not deaf in real life). Also, some characters are a little too farcical in my opinion. But this movie is not made to be perfect, it's just designed to work well and be enjoyable and that's exactly what you get.
I enjoyed it and I am sure you will.