Can opposites attract? This movie, ‘Happiness never comes alone’, proves so. A chance encounter between an unlikely pair, leaves a lasting impression.
Charlotte, (played by Sophie Marceau) a 40-something mother of three, recently separated from her powerful and controlling husband. Sacha (Gad Elmaleh), by contrast is spontaneous and carefree, living up the bachleor life and devoted to his work as a jazz musician. He spends his time seducing women at the jazz clubs where he plays into the wee hours of the morning. But he is ready to give this all up when he meets Charlotte..
Sacha gets thrown in the deep end with her kids, and has to quickly overcome his fear of children. He tries to become the man of the house, a far cry for someone,who actually has his mother coming over to do his cooking and laundry! This normally has diastraous consequences but he seems to get his way out of it cracking jokes and making her kids laugh all the way.
Despite the strong attraction between these two, is it enough to overcome some sinister forces that want to keep these two apart?!
A charming, romantic comedy, with all the French touches that set it apart from a western rom-com. Don’t expect anything ground-breaking in terms of plot, but if you enjoy a feel-good movie, where you don’t have to think too much, this is a one for you.
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Gad Elmaleh, became famous in France as a stand up comedian and later studied drama. The Moroccan-born has done several feature films, including, Priceless (Hors du Prix) and The Valet ( La Doublure).
I like the skits on his YouTube channel; it’s an entertaining way of keeping up my French.
My favourite one is the one where he makes fun of the stero-typed way we learn languages at school. Why do teachers always focus on ensuring some random, obscure phrases are drummed into us at school?! In France, it was about finding where Brian is. Is he in the kitchen?!! Where is Brian?! Check it out here or below
I also like the one about smoking where he pokes the fun at smokers and their habits. What you miss out as a non-smoker!
Sophie Marceau is a well loved actress in France. She became world-famous after the James Bond movie, The World is Not Enough and Braveheart.
She is a also a successful screenwriter, director and author in her own right.