Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Camille Redouble

Class this morning was great. In the afternoon I went to the gym, then met Nancy and Gabriella to go see "Camille Redouble", kind of a French version of "Peggy Sue Got Married". I had forgotten the plot of PSGM, but a quick look at le Wikipedia, followed by the automatic translation capabilities of my Chrome browser brings it all back. And begs to be shared:

Accompanied by her daughter Beth ( Helen Hunt ), Peggy Sue Bodell ( Kathleen Turner ) leaves for a reunion high school students who are celebrating 25 years of their release, but it does so with hesitation. She just split from Charlie ( Nicolas Cage ), his former high school sweetheart now become her husband, and she fears to attend this meeting because everyone will ask about the absence of her husband, they were married because she was pregnant at the end of high school.
Peggy Sue arrives at the meeting and she is happy to reconnect with old friends, Maddy ( Joan Allen ) and Carol ( Catherine Hicks ), and everyone begins to recall memories of the old school, and how much time (and friends class) have changed. Charlie arrives unexpectedly at the meeting, putting uncomfortable Peggy Sue who do not expect it, but his embarrassment flies when theemcee announced to be the "king and queen" of the meeting . King Richard is Norvik ( Barry Miller ), a former classmate particularly plodder, become genius of computer and multi-millionaire.Peggy Sue is called as queen, but arriving on the scene, she fainted.
When she wakes up, she realizes that she is back in the spring of 1960, his last year of high school and she lost consciousness after being given his blood . She believes she died early during the meeting, but finally comes to accept the idea that it is returned in time . She is shocked to see the older members of the family reverted so young and talking to some who have since died.She attends high school classes and find old friends (reverted youth) and their boyfriends (also rejuvenated) ( Jim Carrey , then in one of his first roles, is among them). Peggy responds to simple questions with answers that can give an adult. For example, when her mother asked if she and Charlie have an argument, she says yes - but about "house payments" talking about their futuredivorce . It also commits an odd speaking to go England to discover the Beatles .
Peggy is troubled in this world both new and old, but she is excited about the opportunity to relive high school and say things she had always repressed (like shut up bad for girls high and explain a teacher of algebra she knows she will never have algebra in his life.) She took the opportunity to reconcile with his younger sister Nancy ( Sofia Coppola ). What he dislikes is that it is still linked to Charlie. She breaks up with him and has a fling with Michael Fitzsimmons ( Kevin J. O'Connor ) - the school boy with whom she had always regretted not having slept.
Soon she realizes that Charlie (18 years) is not the same as Charlie adultery she left in 1985 - and Peggy began to fall in love with him, even if their relationship is always difficult. During this time, she made ​​contact with Richard, but still young polarized studies, and asks him what he thinks of time travel. His research on this topic led her to her grandfather, who agrees to try a strange ritual with other Masons to return in time.
Peggy sees himself kidnapped by Charlie. He takes in a greenhouse , while everyone believes that the ritual is taking action. He tells it like Peggy Sue and gives him the medallion she wore at the beginning of the film. Realizing she can not escape his destiny, Peggy Sue and Charlie kiss they begin to make love, which again lead to pregnancy Peggy and her marriage. The next moment, Peggy Sue is transported back into the present.
She wakes up in a hospital with Charlie at his side. However, the idea that it may have dreamed of this adventure would be difficult, when she sees that Michael has dedicated a book to his wife and they had spent the night together. Charlie, meanwhile, deeply regrets his adultery and tells Peggy that she wants him back. She looks at Charlie with a fresh eye and it seems there is hope for their disagreement disappears.

I'd say google translate still has some work to do on getting his/her/its pronouns right.

Afterwards we had a fine dinner at a Japanese restaurant near Les Halles. And now it is time for bed.

1 comment:

  1. I have rather the same problem when I try to speak French, actually. I know many nouns and quite a few verbs. I have no idea whatsoever which of the nouns are female, male, or neuter. In general, if a noun can be considered "bad" it is safe to assume it is female and if it is "good" it is generally male, but beyond that, I am stuck. So I just throw out the articles as they occur to me. And since I learned French in southern Indiana, my accent is incomprehensible. So I found this translation quite chatty and readable...