Slant Magazine - Locarno Film Festival 2015Chief among the film's strengths is how it underscores the unpredictable and contradictory ways in which parents respond to their children's dilemmas. Maxime's parents, divorced, are supportive of their son's imminent fatherhood while maintaining their hopes that he makes it as a professional soccer player. Mélanie's single mother, in contrast, more or less disowns her daughter, fully aware of the pressures teenage motherhood can bring. Senez makes it clear that whatever life awaits the child is going to be tough—but since his characters are fully rounded, they will, we infer, get by.
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