Flash Movie Review: Micmacs

Whether I am a witness or a recipient to any type of injustice, I still get angry either way. A friend of mine bought living room furniture from a well known retailer. When it was delivered, a marble table had a crack in it. She called the company, they sent someone out to evaluate and replaced it. The 2nd table came with a defective leg that was shorter than the others. Back on the telephone with customer service, she spent one month trying to get another replacement or her money back; neither thing took place since the company basically started to ignore her. I was just as mad as her and told everyone I could about her story. When I was dealing with a national bank to refinance my home, I was battling with them all the time. Their worksheet had the wrong figures on it, they misspelled words on legal documents; it went on for months until I finally showed up at one of their bank branches and let everyone know my frustrations. Every time I see a social injustice I sit and wish I had gone into politics to try and right these wrongs. I used to let my dark side take over and  become a spiteful person who wanted revenge. When I suffered from a bad relationship breakup, a friend reminded me about the way they dealt with their anger. It was taking their ex’s toothbrush and using it to clean the bathroom. I admit, at the time, it provided me a small amount of satisfaction. That was nothing compared to what was happening in this film.    BAZIL’S, played by Dany Boon (Welcome to the Sticks, A Perfect Plan), life was forever changed when a bullet became lodged in his brain and his dad stepped on a land mine. This film festival winning action comedy reminded me of that kid’s game where the players have to create a Rube Goldberg style trap to catch a mouse. Some of the players in this movie were Andre Dussollier (A Very Long Engagement, Tell No One) as Nicolas Thibault de Fenovillet, Omar Sy (Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Remington and Yolande Moreau (Ameile, Seraphine) as Tambouille. All the characters played a part in drawing me into this movie due to their physical comedic capabilities. This really was a fun film to watch since it was more action than dialog. Though there was a flavor of slapstick humor to it, I would not classify it as such. I felt the story was laid out like a well planned idea that just happened to appear zany. Watching this DVD was and would be the perfect respite before one takes on their next battle in life. French dialog with English subtitles.


3 1/4 stars — DVD 



About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on May 28, 2015, in Foreign and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Sounds interesting! I might have to give this one a go when hubby is out of town, he hates subtitled movies. (his loss)

  2. It is a brilliant film, I really liked it. xxxxx 😀

  3. You sounded like me. I do my work with revenge, but trying to do in a positive way. My hubby sometimes think I am truly a mad perfectionist and scrub stones in garden till it shines – properly. “You are so terrible!” he said this all the time and I would laugh.

    But it is not funny anymore in the years to come when my attitude nearly damage us both. When my kids came into existence that is when I came to learn to be humble and less angrier. And I am still learning this until today … 🙂

    • Thank you for sharing your story Sherrie, I do appreciate your words. I tell people I still have my pool of anger (it never goes away) but instead of doing a cannonball in it, I try to let a little of it out through a straw.

  4. I have not seen this film yet. Will check on this soon! Hope it is a good film. 🙂

    • When you have a moment I just attached the trailer to the review. Let me know what you think of it? I hope you get the chance to see this fun film. Thanks again for the comments.

  5. I’m so glad you have reviewed this film. I’ve been wondering if I would like it for a long time. It got recommended to me, along with many others me ages ago actually. Hurrah, I can’t wait to watch it now!

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