Louise Archambault’s flawed but absorbing and ambitious French-Canadian melodrama (2005) focuses on a divorced aerobics teacher (Sylvie Moreau) with a teenage daughter and an unacknowledged addiction to gambling that repeatedly wreaks disaster on both their lives. The dysfunctional pair become only more unstrung after they’re put up by an old friend (Macha Grenon) in a suburban neighborhood and try to settle down. In French with subtitles. 102 min. (JR)

This entry was posted in Featured Texts. Bookmark the permalink.