Les Plouffe

  • 1981
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Listening to someone drone on about his family and the troubles within is usually a boring experience, but sitting through the three hours of this French-Canadian domestic drama is downright excruciating. Based on a popular Canadian novel (which also served as inspiration for a 1950s television series in Canada), this film chronicles the everyday life of...read more

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Listening to someone drone on about his family and the troubles within is usually a boring experience, but sitting through the three hours of this French-Canadian domestic drama is downright excruciating. Based on a popular Canadian novel (which also served as inspiration for a 1950s

television series in Canada), this film chronicles the everyday life of Genest and Huot and their three sons: Arcand, Curzi, and Dupire. Each Plouffe, of course, has his or her own peculiar idiosyncrasies. Huot is a religious woman, while her husband, a typesetter, causes some trouble at his job

when he refuses to honor the Canadian visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Though the ensemble creates a realistic and altogether likable family unit, the material here is barely enough to sustain a 20-minute short, let alone a three-hour feature. LES PLOUFFE quickly wears out its already

thin story, and the events consequently feel more like the film's seven-year time span than 180 minutes. (In French; English subtitles.)

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  • Released: 1981
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Listening to someone drone on about his family and the troubles within is usually a boring experience, but sitting through the three hours of this French-Canadian domestic drama is downright excruciating. Based on a popular Canadian novel (which also serve… (more)

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