Pourquoi Maman es Dans Mon Lit? (1994)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Domestic Comedy  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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A boy, blaming himself for his parent's break-up, devises a scheme to bring them back together in this entertaining French film. Antoine is angry because he can't have a leather jacket so he steals one from a boutique. He couldn't have one because his parents couldn't afford it. His father is a teacher and makes a modest salary. His mother, to help out, takes a job as a telephone operator for an advertising agency. She quickly advances within the company and is soon out earning her husband, who resents it, has an affair, and leaves the house. Antoine, to ease his self-blame and restore harmony, begins hatching his elaborate plan.

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boy, break-up [romantic], extramarital-affair, shoplifting, son, advertising-agency, teacher, telephone-operator