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|Production country:||Frankreich 2015|
|Running time:||About 100 min.|
|Rated:||From 6 years|
Actually, the somewhat clumsy Jean-René (Dany Boon) is not at all Violet's (Julie Delpy) type. Nevertheless, she falls head over heels in love with the nerdy computer scientist during a short vacation in southern France. The two float together on cloud seven and when Jean-René moves from the province to Paris, nothing stands in the way of young happiness. But there is another man in Violette's life: her 19-year-old son Lolo (Vincent Lacoste). He enjoys being cared for by his mother and is not willing to share it with anyone else. With a perfidious talent for manipulation, he wants to separate the two. But he didn't expect the supposed loser Jean-René to be beaten so fast in the fight for Violet's heart…
With the comedy "Lolo - Three is one too many" Julie Delpy delivers the next film after "2 Days New York", which she directed in personal union as director, screenwriter and leading actress. Again she plays a woman herself who always walks very close to the edge of hysteria. It is a role in which Delpy has been seen far too often in recent years. She really has to make sure that she doesn't end up like Diane Keaton, who, despite her talent, has been committed to the role of the hysterical supermother for a long time now, which no longer seems charming and funny, but only annoying. And this phenomenon is also becoming more and more apparent in Delpy.
In addition, her attempts to fish in the waters of "Sex and the City" when Violette talks loudly about sex with her best friend Ariane (Karin Viard) in public are simply too hard to function. It's not slippery and funny, it's just embarrassing. And yet, the movie hasn't become a annoying total failure, but works very well over long distances as a light entertainment. However, this is primarily due to the duel between Dany Boon and Vincent Lacoste ("Boys remain boys", "Jacky in the kingdom of women"). How Lolo hides his truly malicious intentions behind captivating charm and skilfully fakes up the image of the perfect son, makes for some really amusing moments.
Dany Boon acts on very safe terrain and offers little you haven't seen of him before. But as a counterpart to Lacostes deceitful horror son, Boon's slightly clumsy nerd appearance fits perfectly, especially as he can show some unexpected sides of his character in the constantly intensifying duel. Even though the story is heading for a very predictable finale and uses many well-known means on its way to make the audience laugh, the production has enough wit and charm to comfort it. Admittedly, some scenes are too exaggerated and pull the viewer's nerves a little bit. But the bottom line is that this romance with screwball-like obstacles is light French cinema entertainment of the more amusing kind. And despite some weak points there is still a good one: worth seeing!
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