A Beautiful family completely off the wall

  • Yves Leclerc

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 22:25

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    There is a lot of madness in the comedy summer Beautiful family presented this summer to The Roche a Veillon. A room conducive to moments particularly crazy and surreal, and, above all, beautiful performances of the actors.

    From the outset, it should be noted that there is not much serious in the comedy written by Isabelle Huppert, who is on show until 2 September in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. It is very light and the story becomes a vehicle to lead the quartet of actors in a series of moments incredible.

    Beautiful family tells the story of Toe Bartoloméo, a hitman, who’s mission was to eliminate Laura Comeau, the former godfather of the mafia.

    The young man, who is not very smart, shows up in an empty house in the small village of Sainte-Renders, where he will, move by move, the meeting of Catherine and Laurie, the mother and sister of Laura, part British.

    The two women are absolutely not aware of his illegal activities and his links with the mafia. Toe will change even for the new lover of the mother.

    Beautiful family leaves quickly, all the suspense associated with the mission of the hitman to dive into a comedy that has no other objectives, with its moments of weird, that make people laugh.

    And it works, even if the plot takes the edge and vanishes almost completely at the return of the intermission.

    The distribution consists of Sophie Dion (Catherine), Charles Fournier (Toe Bartoloméo), Réjean Vallée (Rocket) and Sarah Villeneuve-Desjardins (Laurie and Laura) is very effective. Just as the staging of Bertrand Alain, which creates some compelling moments of madness.

    Game and presence on stage

    Charles Fournier, with his facial expressions and his reactions, portrays a hitman who is far from having the profile of the employment and which is quickly overtaken by the events.

    Sophie Dion and Réjean Vallée, in the skin of a police officer-the owner of a garage, are absolutely hilarious in the second part of the piece, in a sequence where their characters are simply not themselves and that turns into a pastiche of the musical The sound of music. A time that is particularly crazy.

    Sarah Villeneuve-Desjardins is the big star of a Beautiful family. The young actress, as we have seen in the parts Doggy in gravel and The game, in the First Act, excels by the quality of his game and his presence on the stage. It will have the same guitar for two songs.

    Lovely family is a good entertainment with a few lengths at the second part. The part of Isabelle Hubert fulfilling its mission to make people laugh and entertain, without making head, and it fits in perfectly with the ideology of the summer theatre.

    ► Beautiful family is presented from Tuesday to Saturday, at 20: 30, until 2 September, Roche a Veillon.

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