December 19, 2008
Studio: NeoClassics Films Ltd.
Director: Christophe Van Rompaey
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Pat van Beirs
Starring: Barbara Sarafian, Jurgen Delnaet, Johan Heldenbergh
Matty (Barbara Sarafian) is a no-nonsense, working class forty-one-year-old mother of three with a thousand yard stare whose life seems to come apart after a minor collision with a Belgian truck transporting Italian lollipops. The 29-year-old redhead driver Johnny (Jurgen Delnaet) has not only bruised her car but also her sense of self. Not only is Johnny uneducated, balding and a dozen years younger, it also turns out that he has an alcohol problem, a criminal record and a fondness for cheesy lyrics. Meanwhile, her art teacher husband Werner (Johan Heldenbergh) is trying to work out whether he prefers Matty to one of his 22-year-old students, while their three children are trying to figure out where they stand in relation to the opportunities and pratfalls of puberty. As Johnny worms his way into the heart of Matty and the lives of the other members of this dysfunctional but lovable family, it becomes clear that everyone has a right to happiness but that this right can be reached only by making choices, which are not always easy.