Fifth about The Seventh

Beautiful Minds (Presque)

Beautiful Minds: road movies putting two very different characters are very common; even having one of the main characters be in some way, shape, or form disabled is not unheard of. But Bernard Campan and Alexandre Jollien’s dramedy makes the formula work with one disarmingly happy and winning character. Played by Jollien with plenty of solar energy, the disabled grocery store delivery boy with a penchant for quoting philosophers is a delight. Campan plays the other protagonist, a grim and serious funerary agent that needs that light, and they have some good chemistry together. The many minor characters that pop in and out are all charming; this is a majorly feel-good movie. Aesthetically, it is well-done, but not much more than serviceable.

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