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This French comedy was a hit when screened at the recent French Film Festival and should prove to be equally as successful in general release.

Aurore is a 50-year-old divorcee and soon-to-be grandmother. She is the proud mother of two daughters, is finding it hard to hold a job and is also going through ‘the change of life’. Will she cope with menopause and the stresses of family dramas?  More importantly, will romance flourish with her first love?

Actress Agnes Jaoui is a joy to watch as the thoroughly likeable Aurore, a woman who doesn’t seem to understand what ‘every woman’s nightmare’ is doing to her body.

This is a pleasant film which handles aging, age discrimination, friendship, love and the tears of joy and sadness in family life with a touch of quirkiness.

A female audience should be delighted by the many mother/daughter moments and also find the constant references to hot flushes and mood swings relatable and laugh-out-loud funny. (MMo)

★★★1/2