Synopsis: Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions, she is suddenly faced with the realization that her own daughter is ashamed of her and therefore refuses to invite her to her wedding. Hurt in her pride, Babou tries to regain her daughter's respect by starting anew. She accepts the challenge of selling time-sharing-flats at the Belgian seaside during the off-season, in a desperate attempt to prove her real worth and her motherly love to her daughter.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Marc Fitoussi
Production: Mars Distribution
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

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Can I take some samples?

Only with a purchase.

- A little more lipstick?

- Sure.

Thank you.

- What are you doing here?

- I stopped by to say hi.

You look like a whore.

Can I have a menu, please?

No, the fridge is full at home!

How you talk to me!

Bring me a menu. I'm not going home.

I have the right to eat, don't I?

I'll eat and go.

And a Martini, please!

Dream on!

- What's the matter?

- Nothing.

A customer's giving me sh*t.

Which one?

- 'Night, Mum.

- Where you going?

Justin wants a steak

at the Buffalo Grill.

Nice dress. I've never seen that.

Come here.

It's gorgeous.

You look beautiful.

Justin, don't you think

she deserves better than a grill?

- Don't get lipstick on me.

- I can't even kiss her anymore.

I have something for you.

A finishing touch.

What did I do with it?

I have to pause it.

I'm making a Brazilian tape

for Patrice.

If he can even listen to it, now that

the cops towed away his car.

- Mum, we're late.

- Two seconds.


You can make a pretty bandana.

It's great with your dress.

Okay, see you later.

- Sleeping here?

- I don't think so.

- Have fun.

- You, too.

- Bye.

- Bye, Justin.

Oh, Esmerelda!

I have a job interview tomorrow!


I think I'll go to bed early.

It's at the candy store.

She's at that ungrateful age.

She's 22! She's not a kid anymore.

That's what depresses me.

She's an adult.

She knows her mind

and doesn't like me.

Don't say that.

I feel like she avoids me.

We never eat together,

we have nothing to share.

It all started

when we moved to Tourcoing.

We always used to be inseparable.

In Guadeloupe, it was great!

Sure, she had friends.

But after school,

we'd go to the beach together.

The problem is,

in Tourcoing, the beach...

Who cares about the beach?

We were close.

Yeah, I got that.

The truth is, I've got to find a job

and settle down.

It's been ages

since I gave her anything and...

Even if she has a boyfriend,

I should spoil her,

show her I can take care of her.

I put a quarter in the juke box

hours ago!

Give it time.

Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers.

I think I may have found something.

How did your job interview go?

Was it real estate?

A fiasco!

It was selling what they call

"timeshare" apartments.

I'd have had to move to Ostende...

Without a car, I'm limited.

I couldn't.

Who cares? You'll find something.

We've got what it takes

to find something.


Don't be mad. I'm dying to dance!

Then I'll take you home.

Patrice, stop!

We're going Dutch! You always pay!

Don't start, Babou.

Let's just say it's for the tape.

Even if I've got no player.

- What's up, Babou?

- Do I ask you questions?


I came miles for your chocolates.

Thank you, that's nice.

I'd given up on you.

I'm sorry, my car broke down.

And the bus took forever.

Anyway, I'm here.

How can I rely on someone

who's late for a job interview?

It'll never happen again.

I'm very punctual.

Fine, but no. I'm sorry.


You're an hour and a half late.

I'm not hiring you.

And look at your hair!

Well, I ran here.

That's not my problem. We had

an appointment and you weren't here.

You're responsible for your actions.

Anyway, my response is based on that.

Have a nice day.

Excuse me.

Have you tried our new specialty?

They're cookies

with cocoa and slivered almonds.


I don't believe this.

Are you crazy? She's nuts!


Come on, sweetie.

Let's walk, okay?

Excuse me? You don't need

a nanny, by any chance?

No, I'm the nanny.

"I'm the nanny."

A concierge who rings your bell

and asks for a Christmas gift?

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Marc Fitoussi

Marc Fitoussi (born 20 July 1976) is a French film director and screenwriter. more…

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