REVIEW – The First Day of the Rest of your Life (2008)

Videovista have my review of Remi Bezancon’s Le Premier Jour Du Reste De Ta Vie.

Well directed, the film also employs quite a neat structural trick of focusing only upon five key days in the lives of a middle-class French family.  However, despite the odd nice moment, The First Day of the Rest of your Life is an astoundingly unoriginal film dealing only in the boldest and most familiar of cinematic emotions.  Dreadful.


  1. Quite! If I remember correctly, the film even breaks its own rule and resorts to flashbacks outside of the five ‘first days’ in the title. An especial shame, because that formal constraint would – if adhered to – be pretty much the only thing the film had going for it. So no redeeming features at all, really.


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