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Season's Beatings

Released Nov 24, 1999 1h 46m Holiday Comedy List
71% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 70% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
A woman's (Françoise Fabian) three grown daughters, each with troubles of her own, try to comfort her after her second husband's death. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Charles Ealy Dallas Morning News There's little originality. Rated: C- Apr 18, 2002 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle This sort of Home for the Holidays fare is hardly new, and most of us get enough of it in real life. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 23, 2001 Full Review Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post Elegantly folds together multiple storylines ... into a confection that is ultimately better because of its bitterness. Rated: 4/5 Dec 21, 2001 Full Review Jas Keimig The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Family secrets (and pregnancies) are revealed as Christmas approaches. It's a very French, messy dramedy that's perfect for that murky period before the New Year. Jan 7, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jun 11, 2005 Full Review Rob Blackwelder SPLICEDWire Rated: 3/5 Feb 19, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Audience Member The French way to do a Christmas movie. Provoking characters torn between dysfunctional family life, careers and love affairs. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Tenderly carved out delicacy... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member This was harmless enough. Just a fun, French, holiday movie. But fluff, really.... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member An enjoyable Frenchy comedy with nothing new on board! It's watchable but forgetable as well. The cast is good though. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member a lil soap-opera'ish, French-style, but still a good holiday movie about staying together as a family no matter what happens. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Stanislas and Yvette had three daughters. She left him to marry another one. Stanislas leaves with the middle daughter, Louba, which is a Russian singer and dancer. Louba is for 12 years waiting for her affair, Gilbert, to leave his wife that is pregnant again. The oldest daughter, Sonia, repeats her parents marriage. The youngest daughter is Milla, a character that is not so easy to describe. It is necessary to watch the moive to understand this family dynamic, and to have fun with all the surprises. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Cast & Crew

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Movie Info

Synopsis A woman's (Françoise Fabian) three grown daughters, each with troubles of her own, try to comfort her after her second husband's death.
Danièle Thompson
Alain Sarde
Christopher Thompson, Danièle Thompson
Empire Pictures
Production Co
TF1 Films Productions, Le Studio Canal +, Studio Images 6, Les Films Alain Sarde
Holiday, Comedy
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 24, 1999, Original
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 46m
Sound Mix
DTS, Surround