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      Mama Weed

      Released Jul 16, 2021 1h 45m Comedy Crime Drama TRAILER for Mama Weed: Trailer 1 List Mama Weed: Trailer 1 Mama Weed: Trailer 1 1:53 View more videos
      79% Tomatometer 39 Reviews 55% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A French-Arabic translator for the Paris police anti-narcotics unit, Patience Portefeux (Isabelle Huppert) interprets the daily calls and conversations between the city's biggest drug dealers. In the evenings, she looks in on her aging mother (Liliane Rovère, "Call My Agent") at the long-term care facility where she is months behind in paying the bills. When she overhears the son of one of her mother's nurses on the wiretap, Patience is moved to protect him. But her involvement in his business quickly escalates and she finds herself in possession of a huge store of hash and the insider knowledge required to move it. With her newly adopted retired police dog at her side, Patience transforms into Mama Weed, a savvy saleswoman capitalizing on her field experience to earn the extra income she so desperately needs while doing her best to stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the precinct. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Mama Weed fails to fully engage with its themes -- but that's a relatively small quibble with Isabelle Huppert in the central role.

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      Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal It's a terrific performance in a film that swings gracefully between drama and kinetic farce Jul 23, 2021 Full Review Bilge Ebiri New York Magazine/Vulture That's the magic of Huppert... her whirling, anxious performance is the main reason to see this picture. Jul 22, 2021 Full Review Michael Rechtshaffen Los Angeles Times As Huppert's career choices go, "Mama Weed" serves as a perfectly satisfying amuse-bouche before she dives back into the meatier stuff. Jul 19, 2021 Full Review Mitchell Beaupre Awards Radar Mama Weed is a breezy little dark comedy that you keep wishing would give you that little bit extra, but Huppert fans will likely find the time plenty worth it as she’s clearly having a ball. Rated: 2/4 Sep 22, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies It’s directed by French filmmaker Jean-Paul Salomé who clearly understands what he has in Huppert. He leans on the veteran actress and wisely lets her carry the bulk of load. Rated: 4/5 Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Rene Sanchez Cine Sin Fronteras Isabelle Huppert is superb. However, this light comedy explores so many themes without fully committing to any of them. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 9, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Well, this movie received different names before and since its release, thus don't get confused: La Daronne (original title), The Godmother, Mama Weed ("La dona do Barato" in Brasil). It's a quirky story about a policewoman who is simply fed up with her life and takes the opportunity to get back to her roots (as, one learns during the movie, her parents and her husband were on the crooked side as well). It starts a bit slow, but once she sees a chance to better her life and springs into action the whole thing becomes oddly funny and sometimes even hilarious. It's a light and sweet comedy with an excellent Isabelle Huppert. 6/10 points Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review brent m While this French crime drama-comedy serves up a modest share of chuckles and action sequences, its lack of defined motivations and its overpacked story threads tend to water down what could have been a better film had it incorporated an overall sense of greater clarity. When an underpaid French-Arabic police translator working for the narco squad intercepts an undercover message involving the son of a friend, she tries to intervene to shield him while simultaneously cashing in for herself on privileged (and highly lucrative) information, launching a deluge of hot pursuit against her on multiple fronts. Director Jean-Paul Salome's uneven offering benefits tremendously from the superb performance by the ever-reliable Isabelle Huppert, despite the fact that this vehicle is somewhat beneath her considerable talents. And, when the laughs work, they're genuinely funny, even if they come somewhat few and far between. But, despite these strengths, some judicious overall tidying up is required to make this one work more effectively. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A funny,serious,mischevious film,much more complex & delightful than trailer might lead you to expect. Very fine cast in all the supporting roles,with Ms. Huppert bringing everything to the many facets of her character & her relationships ,as always. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A French-Arabic translator for the Paris police anti-narcotics unit, Patience Portefeux (Isabelle Huppert) interprets the daily calls and conversations between the city's biggest drug dealers. In the evenings, she looks in on her aging mother (Liliane Rovère, "Call My Agent") at the long-term care facility where she is months behind in paying the bills. When she overhears the son of one of her mother's nurses on the wiretap, Patience is moved to protect him. But her involvement in his business quickly escalates and she finds herself in possession of a huge store of hash and the insider knowledge required to move it. With her newly adopted retired police dog at her side, Patience transforms into Mama Weed, a savvy saleswoman capitalizing on her field experience to earn the extra income she so desperately needs while doing her best to stay one step ahead of her colleagues at the precinct.
      Director
      Jean-Paul Salomé
      Producer
      Kristina Larsen, Jean-Baptiste Dupont
      Screenwriter
      Hannelore Cayre, Jean-Paul Salomé, Hannelore Cayre
      Production Co
      Les Films de la Greluche, Le Pacte, Restons Groupés Production, Doco Digital, Les Films du Lendemain, Les Films du Camélia, La Boétie Films, Scope Pictures, Franklin Films
      Genre
      Comedy, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 16, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 23, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $28.0K
      Runtime
      1h 45m
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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