If you've read this blog before, you know I love movies that offer a slice of life that's outside of my experience. The Grocer's Son, another great movie from Film Movement, offers just that. Antione left his home in the French countryside to live in Lyon, but life in the big city has not been kind to him. Struggling and under-employed, when his mom asks him to come home to help with his father's grocery business, he reluctantly agrees, if nothing else because of a lack of prospects.
Against this backdrop we see Antoine's relationship with his parents, his brother, with Claire, and ultimately with himself grow and improve. The Grocer's Son is a simple film, beautifully done. With her cute face and charming personality, Clotilde Hesme lights up the screen as Claire. I'd love to see her other movies.
Bottom line, 3 stars