Joyce Bunuel (Clem, Teen Mom, Salsa)
Laurent Gamelon (The Closet, The Valet, Diane Crime Fighter)
Victoria Abril (Sin Noticias de Dios, Kika, High Heels)
Merlin Productions - AT Production - RTBF (TĂ©lĂ©vision Belge)
2011 / Original language: French / Color
Clem Boissier was a regular 16-year-old, with parents, friends, a boyfriendâ€¦ Until she realized she was pregnant and she had to keep the baby. She told her parents Jean-Paul and Caro but all of them had trouble dealing with this crisis and with their life change after Valentin's birth.
In this second season, the Boissier family finally seems to have recovered their balance. Caro loves her job, she's back together with Jean-Paul and their relationship is better than ever. Clem has found new love with handsome Mathieu, though her baby's father Julien is never far away, and her little sister SalomĂ© is doing great in school. Nothing but clear skies...
Until the next storm rolls in... Between Jean-Paul's problematic transfer to Southern France, Clem's heartache and difficulty with juggling life as a teen mom, and Caro's newfound business talent, it's never a dull moment with the Boissier family!
Episode 5 : THE TRANSFER
Now that everyone has forgotten that Clemâ€™s father Jean-Paul requested a transfer to the south of France, the board of education finally approves the transfer. Jean-Paul is already imagining the whole Boissier family basking in the sun on the beaches of Cassis. But at the same time Caroâ€™s boss offers her an opportunity to go back to school to become an optician and open her own store! Whose dream will be sacrificed to save their relationship?
Itâ€™s a tough situation on Clemâ€™s side, too. Taking Valentin far from his father Julien is out of the question, and she couldnâ€™t bear to lose all her friends. Even SalomĂ© protests. Not to forget Julienâ€™s family, the Brimonts, who will have to be welcomed into the family circle for Valentinâ€™s sake.
Episode 6 : FAMILY IS SACRED
In-laws can be hard to handle! Especially when their relationship is on the rocks. Jean-Paulâ€™s parents invite themselves over to stay â€“ separately, of course: one in the guest room, the other in a RV parked out front. Caro tries hard to smooth out the rough edges and not take sides. For Jean-Paul, it may be a chance to finally open up to his father. Clem sees having her grandmother around as an opportunity to let her take care of Valentin and spend more time alone with Mathieu. But everything goes to pieces when Jean-Paulâ€™s mother announces her firm and final decision to divorce.
Episode 7 : FAMILY WARFARE
Caro, now an optician, has opened her own store and turns out to be an incredible businesswoman â€“ to the point of managing her family like a company, too. It wonâ€™t be long before they go on strike! The bomb explodes at Clemâ€™s big seventeenth birthday party when she discovers Julien with another girl... in her parentsâ€™ bed! Itâ€™s over between them, and this time Clem swears she will never talk to Julien ever again, no matter what. Everyone takes sides: girls vs. boys, the Brimonts vs. the Boissiers. Even Jean-Paul and Michel start a fist fight, each defending â€śhisâ€ť teenager. Caro tries to work things out, but Marie France is furious and plans to ask for custody of Valentin.
Le Film FranĂ§ais Trophies
Highest ratings for a French fiction in 3 years!
A historical success
Up to 9.4 million viewers on prime time
"Fans of the film Lol (Loughing Out Loud) will enjoy this tender TV movie carried by the irresistible Victoria Abril."
"A comedy between laughs and tears, carried by outstanding actors who realistically portray characters in great psychological turmoil.â€ť
"You feel shaken by this story, played with conviction by all of the actors."
"Victoria Abril is wonderful as a loving mother overwhelmed by the situation. JĂ©rĂ´me Anger is more real than real life... young Lucie Lucas plays on a razorâ€™s edge between strength and fragility.â€ť
Le Monde TV
"A historical success !"
"A huge success!â€ť
"Victoria Abril and Lucie Lucas are outstanding... A lively and moving family story."
"A TV movie that does a public service!"
"A great comedy on TF1. The story by Joyce Bunuel is stamped with the mark of authenticity. We laugh a lot with this lovely movie that really shines."
â€śThe right tone, without sentimentality.â€ť
"Very true-to-life... a cross between Lol and Juno."
"Victoria Abril energetically carries this light and entertaining fiction which addresses a serious subject.â€ť
TĂ©lĂ© Cable Sat
"Victoria Abril is funny and moving."
"Right on the mark, between humor and seriousness. Fiery-spirited Victoria Abril and young discovery Lucie Lucas are gripping.â€ť
â€śThis first episode rings true. The show sparkles with the vivacious spirit of Victoria Abril and the freshness of Lucie Lucas.â€ť
"A comedy at the heart of a pertinent subject, which it treats with simplicity and good humor.â€ť
â€śA really enjoyable family comedy with actors who have energy to spare. Give us more!â€ť
â€śThe series addresses â€“ with humor and sensitivity â€“ a real-life problem. A dynamically paced story and a sure crowd-pleaser.â€ť
â€śA sensitive and funny comedy that dedramatizes the subject of teen pregnancy without minimizing its significance.â€ť
TĂ©lĂ© 7 Jours
â€śA cocktail of humor, emotion and sensitivity.â€ť
â€śA touching, open-minded, and impeccably presented show that is lively, sharp, modern and full of color.â€ť
â€śJust as entertaining as the preceding episodes. Three cheers for Victoria Abril, who sparkles.â€ť