Me, Myself and Mum

Me, Myself and Mum

Me, Myself and Mum

Thespian Guillaume Gallienne (a member of France's prestigious state theatre, Comédie-Française) adapts his own one-man show in this flamboyant comedy confessional. He explores his upbringing, his relationship with his mother (also played by Gallienne, in drag), and the eventual embracing of his inner heterosexual after he was raised like a daughter and assumed gay. Winner of the "Art Cinema Award" (C.I.C.A.E. Award) at Cannes 2013.

C.I.C.A.E. Award and SACD Prize winner at Cannes Film Festival 2013
2013Rating: MA15+, Strong sex scene86 minsFrance, BelgiumFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Comedy, it’s a funny thing. It tickles you, or it doesn’t. Whether you still find Woody Allen funny, or think Adam Sandler’s the bomb, funny is about as subjective as choosing your favourite chocolate in the box. Hell, somebody must like Turkish delight…

2.0

Dry fun

Sometimes I do miss the old humor of not saying a thing. This film is full of dialogues serving the purpose of making you laugh, but I feel so tired by hearing them constantly talking.

3.0

NOT an American comedy !!! and so glad it isn't !

Ah, laughter! As subjective as taste or desire. There is something indisputable and instinctual in laughter that goes beyond thinking or aesthetic criteria. For me, Gallienne successfully unites laughter and emotion, progressiveness and universality, and brings the margin to the centre by addressing serious issues lightly. Adapting his one-man stage play...

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

Offers a playful twist on the typical coming-out narrative, in which an effeminate young man is the last to realize what everyone around him has already decided.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Consider the language barrier smashed, because this one translates charmingly.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Every social group is reduced to the crudest cliché.

2.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A cheerful and inventive comic confessional about Gallienne’s upbringing and his relations with his mother.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A light-hearted film with no interest in giving weight to the judgement Guillaume faces for his antics.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Turns sexual anguish and family friction into charming confessional comedy.

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Comedy, it’s a funny thing. It tickles you, or it doesn’t. Whether you still find Woody Allen funny, or think Adam Sandler’s the bomb, funny is about as subjective as choosing your favourite chocolate in the box. Hell, somebody must like Turkish delight…

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Offers a playful twist on the typical coming-out narrative, in which an effeminate young man is the last to realize what everyone around him has already decided.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Consider the language barrier smashed, because this one translates charmingly.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Every social group is reduced to the crudest cliché.

2.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A cheerful and inventive comic confessional about Gallienne’s upbringing and his relations with his mother.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A light-hearted film with no interest in giving weight to the judgement Guillaume faces for his antics.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Turns sexual anguish and family friction into charming confessional comedy.

Dry fun

Sometimes I do miss the old humor of not saying a thing. This film is full of dialogues serving the purpose of making you laugh, but I feel so tired by hearing them constantly talking.

3.0

NOT an American comedy !!! and so glad it isn't !

Ah, laughter! As subjective as taste or desire. There is something indisputable and instinctual in laughter that goes beyond thinking or aesthetic criteria. For me, Gallienne successfully unites laughter and emotion, progressiveness and universality, and brings the margin to the centre by addressing serious issues lightly. Adapting his one-man stage...

5.0