StĂ©phane KappĂ¨s (Happy Holidays!)
Salem Kali (A Prophet, The Avignon Prophecy)
Titoff (Payoff 1 & 2)
Les Productions de lâ€™EphĂ©mĂ¨re, Fontana, R.T.B.F with the participation of TF1
2009 / Original language: French / Color / Stereo / available in hd
To celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, Fred plans a surprise vacation for his wife Natacha, in a magnificent rental villa on the French Riviera.
But when they get there, the lovebirds are met with cruel disappointment: the villa has been massively overbooked and they are forced to share it with dozens of other families. Unless they can kick everyone else out, their entire vacation will be ruined!
They manage to get rid of most people, but 3 families including five children refuse to pack up.
Who will end up keeping the house, when all of them will stop at nothing to win?
To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of his wedding to Natacha, Fred has decided to surprise her by renting a magnificent villa on the French Riviera for the whole month of August. But when the lovebirds arrive, they are met with terrible disappointment! Their internet reservation turns out to have been a scam and they have to share the villa with dozens of other families. Quite a setback, which could ruin their entire vacation! After they manage to get rid of most of the extra people, seven adults and five children still remain in the house, determined to stay. Who will end up keeping it for the remainder of the holiday? No holds barred!
A newcomer has arrived a bit earlier than expected: Natacha and Fredâ€™s baby! Between Natacha, deprived of her infant in neonatal and Fred who is recovering from the birth, the couple has known better days! In the house, Christophe and Cecile face financial problems while Axelle and Samir question their fertility. As for Benoit, he is still as depressed as everâ€¦ Happy holidays!
Ever since Natacha and her baby came back from the maternity ward, the house has been living according to the infantâ€™s scheduleâ€¦ and having a tough time getting any sleep! The situation is starting to affect everyoneâ€™s temper. Despite it all, bonds are forming between the two clans, complete with connections, unexpected sparks of friendship and underlying seductionâ€¦
In the house, all of the inhabitantsâ€™ secrets are revealed one after the other, from the most shameful to the most ordinary. None of the couples are spared the exposure of their dark sides and these truths have an impact on the dynamic of the group. Meanwhile, an unexpected twist arises in the investigation of the houseâ€™s ownerâ€¦
As the group begins its last week of vacation, everyone appears in their true light. Three weeks ago they didnâ€™t even know each other and now, unshakeable bonds have formed between them. But surprises such as adultery, the front page of gossip magazines and jail time are yet to complete this summer that our vacationers are not about to forget!
Benoitâ€™s secret is finally revealed and turns out to be very far from what his friends suspected. How will the group justify having had him thrown in jail? Will Samir finally come to terms with the truth and face it like a man? And decision time is approaching for Christophe and Cecile, who will not emerge from this summer unscathed. As for Natacha and Fred, they have avoided fights for some time now, but how long will that last?
Happy Holidays! is resolutely modern.
This mini-series is a pleasant surprise.
The result is fresh and engaging.
A likable and entertaining fiction.
Light and enjoyable comedy.
Snappy dialogs, sustained rhythm and a touch of madness.
LE MONDE TV
Thanks to a line-up of excellent actors, a funny and tender screenplay and a comical directing style, the series is a real joy.
Funny and appealing. A delightful comedy.
Perfect entertainment, two weeks before the start of summer vacation.
With its American rhythm, this TF1 mini-series pumps new life into the genreâ€¦ an edgy directing style that never slows down. Plot bombshells and twists are delivered at a fast-paced rhythm.
LE COURRIER/NICE MATIN
Audiences were clear. After watching Happy Holidays!, they displayed a desire for a breath of fresh air. The fiction even gained market shares as the evening progressed.
A tasty series.
A pleasant summer saga.
A well-made comedy of manners, with plenty of twistsâ€¦ Impeccable, utterly fresh cast.
A fiction that brings with it a whiff of summertime, with a refreshing screenplay shot in a stunning French Riviera villa. The series efficiently strings humorous situations together with a cast comprised of little-known but excellent actors.
TELE CABLE SAT
The plot threads of this lighthearted summer comedy of errors are incredibly well woven together. We go along with these charactersâ€™ most outrageous head-trips. An innovative, original fiction.
This original and funny mini-series marks a refreshing shift in the networkâ€™s tone.
LE JOURNAL DU DIMANCHE
An endearing and entertaining series
An engaging, family-oriented comedy.
An entertaining and engaging comedy.
TV GRANDES CHAINES
A zesty series.
An entertaining family comedy, carried by endearing actors.
Modern dialogs, fast-paced plots.
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