Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Also known as P'tit Con, this French coming-of-age comedy was adapted by director Gerard Lauzier from his own book of satirical cartoons, Souvenirs d'un Jeune Homme. Bernard Brieux plays Lauzier's 18-year- old alter ego, who yearns to break free from his staid bourgeois family. When he does so, he links up with some of the most outrageous against-the-grain types seen on screen since Francis Ford Coppola's You're a Big Boy Now (1968). Brieux comes to the conformist conclusion that his hearth and home is infinitely more preferable to his "swinging" new companions. Previous filmizations of Gerard Lauzier's cartoons include The Rat Race (1980) and Psy (1981); Petit Con was Lauzier's first directorial effort.
life-choices, conformity, family, life-changes, lifestyle, bourgeois, hippie, rebel-without-a-cause, coming-of-age, rebel, seduction, sexual-awakening, teenagers