Raphael Quenard in a crude but moving comedy

Raphael Quenard in a crude but moving comedy
Raphael Quenard in a crude but moving comedy

Despite good intentions, this touching comedy which features the duo Raphael Quenard and Jean-Pascal Zadi is too often clumsy in its humor.

We don’t really know what footing to take with this comedy. UFO“, capable of the best but also the worst. We find Raphaël Quenard in one of his first roles, since the film was shot before Second Act, Yannick or even Dog of the breakage.

Why are you smiling?a comedy about hospitality

More relevant than ever, Why are you smiling ? offers an interesting look at hospitality and fraternity. The film manages to address these themes without falling into hackneyed political clichés.

We thus discover the story of two penniless young men (Raphaël Quenard et Jean-Pascal Zadi) who will invent falsely dramatic life journeys to soften a humanitarian volunteer with a big heart (played by the always amazing Emmanuelle Devos) and convince her to host them for a while…

Rude gags despite Emmanuelle Devos

An endearing trio brought to the screen by Raphael Quenard, Emmanuelle Devos and Jean-Pascal Zadi

In reality, the two young men have very delicate personal situations and have no other choice but to act in order not to end up on the street. It is from this observation that we observe a real dichotomy in the film. Very crude gags that we would gladly do without begin to appear (Jean-Pascal Zadi who puts on a fake African accent, Quenard who improvises as a madam…), even if real moments of emotion clearly illustrate the reality of a precarious situation in our society… It’s up to you to take the risk!

Why are you smiling ? of Christine Paillard et Chad Chenouga (FR 1h35) with Raphael QuenardJean-Pascal Zadi, Emmanuelle Devos…Released July 3.

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