CRITICISM – Like Jacques Tati, The Podalydès brothers bet everything on sweetness and poetry in an uberized world of brutes. A tasty comedy about two men outdated by the ultra-connected society. Not to be missed this Tuesday March 8 at 9:10 p.m. on Canal + and on MyCanal.
He is unemployed, which is quite common. His wife is a submariner, which is less commonplace. Alexander cheated on her. Big mistake. She goes on a mission and he has two months to prove to her that he can take care of their two sons and avoid a divorce. His banker harasses him. Opposite, he uses euphemisms (“We are punctually separated”). His last job was to be deputy director of an illumination company (translate: printer).
Sandrine Kiberlain embodies an odious woman at will
Godsend, a box agrees to test it. Problem, the rule in this 2.0 start-up is not to have children. So Alexandre juggles schedules, hides the cuddly toys (the stuffed monkeys that give their name to the film), hides his wallpaper. At home, during videoconferences, he hides the toys in the fridge, tears the drawings off the walls. Luckily he met a weirdo called Arcimboldo at nursery school, whose job is to pick up drones on the sidewalks. In this cutting-edge society (The Box)…