15 ans et demi (2008)
Directed by Thomas Sorriaux / François Desagnat
Genres - Comedy Drama | Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie | Release Date - Apr 30, 2008 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 97 min. | Countries - France | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Recalling both Gerard Lauzier's Mon Père Ce Héros (1991) and Stan Dragoti's She's Out of Control (1989), this French-language comedy hones in on the adolescent complications that threaten to destroy a long-estranged dad's newfound relationship with his teen daughter. For years, scientist Philippe Le Tallec (Daniel Auteuil) has lived in the U.S., thousands of miles distant from his daughter Eglantine (Juliette Lamboley). In time, circumstances dictate that Philippe must return to the States to assume guardianship of Eglantine. He anticipates forging a deep and meaningful paternal-filial relationship with her, but fails to anticipate her many preoccupations, including wild partying, boys, and tightly-knit bonds with her girlfriends - preoccupations that threaten to drive a wedge in-between father and daughter.