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  • Summary: Ordinary Matty has nothing but three kids to her name. She works at the post office, her husband has run off to the bedroom of one his students. At forty-three life is pretty hopeless.Then she gets in a fender-bender at the grocery story with twenty-nine year old Johnny. After some harsh words, Johnny finds himself enamored with Matty, who finds that she likes being wanted, and decides to take a chance on Johnny. A romance ensues just as the wandering husband comes home. Now Matty finds she is the center of attention. Matty must choose to settle back into the life she was leading or to break into something new and step into the unknown. This heart-felt movie is covered in subtle humor making the story like a well made meal. (NeoClassics Films) Expand
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  1. The movie's steady attention to detail lends it a texture rarely found in films about domestic life. Its eye and ear for the particular and for what is left unsaid in tense conversation is unerring.
  2. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    Accomplished freshman outing by Flemish TV director Christophe van Rompaey features a knockout perf from actress Barbara Sarafian ("8½ Women").
  3. Reviewed by: Bernard Besserglik
    Highly enjoyable romantic comedy.
  4. 75
    There are no big-name stars. Barbara Serafian, who is excellent, has a thin, eclectic resume. She looks a little like Frances McDormand.
  5. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    What's universally hilarious is the way the inhabitants of "Moscow" come so close to snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
  6. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Feels not only like a movie from another culture but from another world.
  7. 50
    This Belgian comedy suffers from the fact that its mismatched lovers are so consistently unpleasant; it catches fire only in the scenes between the mother and the daughter.

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