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Little Nick goes on holiday

Little Nick goes on holiday

Frankreich 2014 - with Kad Merad, Valerie Lemercier, Mathéo Boisellier, Bouli Lanners ...

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Movie info

Original title:Les vacances du petit Nicholas
Genre:Children's film, Comedy
Direction:Laurent Tirard
Cinema release:02.10.2014
Production country:Frankreich 2014
Running time:Approx. 97 min.
Rated:Age 0+

Finally summer holidays! Actually a reason for joy, but little Nick (Mathéo Boisselier) is getting ready for the usual arguments between his parents (Kad Merad, Valérie Lemercier), whether they go to the beach or to the mountains. The boy is all the more surprised when this year the unanimous decision is made to take a holiday by the sea. But the family idyll is deceptive, because as a condition his mother demands that grandma (Dominique Lavanant), who constantly wants kisses, can come along. And as if that wasn't bad enough, Nick is also supposed to share a room with the loudly snoring old lady. Luckily, it doesn't take long for him to make new friends in the small seaside town as well, which makes this vacation bearable. But then Isabelle enters his life. A disaster for Nick, because apparently she is the perfect future bride for Nick according to her parents. But he has already lost his heart to his classmate Marie-Hedwig. And besides, he finds Isabelle extremely creepy. Together with his new friends, Nick must now come up with a plan to prevent the impending forced marriage. But then the holiday takes an unexpected turn.

2009, Laurent Tirard created the real-life adaptation of Ren&eacute's popular children's book series The Little Nick; Goscinny and illustrations by Jean-Jaques Sempé a surprisingly charming and witty family comedy that scored highly for its heartfelt humor and endearing child actors. However, they had to be replaced for the sequel Little Nick Goes on Holiday, as they simply got too old after five years. But Tirard and his team have once again shown a good hand in choosing the new Nick and his holiday friends. True, such wonderful characters as nerdy Adalbert and the somewhat simple-minded Clovis are missing. But also Nick's new clique provides with their very special peculiarities again and again for really good laughs.

In total, the humor seems especially in the first half a little more slapstick and also a little more flat, than in the first film. But once Nick and his parents have arrived in the small tourist town by the sea, there are again quite a few really funny and original moments, which easily make up for the somewhat bumpy beginning. Especially wonderful is Erja Malatier as Isabelle, who at the beginning seriously competes with the horror kids from The Shining and shortly after proves what power the female gender has over boys in love. The whole thing culminates in a gag, which is taken up again in the credits and becomes extremely funny just because of this variation.

Although not every gag is spot on and the level of the first part is not quite reached, Little Nick goes on holiday is a really funny and nice children's film, in which you can still have a lot of fun as an adult thanks to some quite subversive jokes. If you liked the books or the first movie, generally like chaotic family comedies and still want to feel some summer holiday feeling, you shouldn't miss this crazy holiday by the sea. Worth seeing

An article by Frankfurt-Tipp


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