Caroline (César-winning French cinema icon Fanny Ardant) has retired, at last. A new life lies before her: time to take care of her children, her husband, and, most of all, herself. However, she soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness; especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present. Reluctant at first, she nevertheless decides to take the plunge. Oddly enough, Caroline meets great people there, starting with the young computer science teacher, who is far from insensitive to her charms. Caroline gradually takes control of her life again and lives a second youth: taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules and not doing what is expected of her. Who said that retirement was the beginning of the end and not a new beginning?
- Director: Marion Vernoux
- Country: France
- Genre: Romance
- Year: 2014
- Run Time: 01:34:27
- imdb Score: 6.3/10 (420 votes)
- Language: French | English
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais
Katherine Vu - VILLAGE VOICE
"It's a moving drama about two themes not often brought together in the cinema -- adultery and retirement."
Brendan Kelly - MONTREAL GAZETTE
"The well-observed script touches on a number of everyday issues about the aging process — whether you're pushing 40 or passing 60 — that add a tender and enlightening layer to this engaging, leisurely paced film."
Gary Goldstein - LOS ANGELES TIMES
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2013
Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival 2013
Reykjavik Int'l Film Festival 2013
Film by the Sea Film Festival 2013
Festival du Film de Cabourg 2013
Tribeca Film Festival 2014