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Actually Aurora (Agnès Jaoui) can be satisfied with her life: she has two wonderful daughters, she is happy single and can keep the little family happy with her job. But then everything comes at once: her eldest daughter gets pregnant - which makes Aurora a grandmother. Her new boss is a disgusting package, which is why she's quitting her job. And then the menopause makes her body go crazy. But just when Aurora seems to despair of getting older, she meets her old childhood sweetheart Christophe (Thibault De Montalembert) again. Maybe there's a second chance for them to have a happy ending?
"Madame Aurora and the Fragrance of Spring" is once again one of the films that can be described as a "typical French comedy". A nice pleasure that doesn't hurt anybody, but also offers absolutely nothing new. There is a lot of humour, a charming main character, some romance and also a little bit of social criticism - you want to show some relevance. The 90 minutes of running time fly by and you never get bored. But in the end the film is quickly forgotten again, as it merges without any real distinctive features with the many similar works that have flooded the cinemas in recent years. Whether it was "Madame Aurora and the scent of spring" or "Madame Christine and her unexpected guests" or "The elegance of Madame Michel" or whatever Madame was, you really can't remember it in this not exactly profound production - but it doesn't play too big a role.
For what the film wants to achieve, it does very well: it can offer its target audience 90 minutes of easy escape from reality and also gives them a joyful smile. Agnès Jaoui, who fortunately doesn't play her role hysterically exaggerated, can contribute a lot to this, as it has unfortunately been seen far too often in French cinema in the recent past. She acts very authentically, so that you just have to like her as a spectator. And exactly for this reason it is understandable why Christophe is rather sceptical about another relationship with her. Sounds illogical, but is explained by what he reveals to Aurora as a reason.
"Madame Aurora and the Fragrance of Spring" is a pleasant film for all lovers of light comedy food from France. Especially for viewers 40+ the film is really recommendable, even if it can't leave a really lasting impression. But sometimes it's just enough if a movie just offers completely unagitated, entertaining and amusing entertainment during its running time, isn't it? And that's where this Madame delivers convincingly. But there is also the deserved one: Worth seeing!
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