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The Adopted (2011)

Les adoptés (original title)
Lisa and her adopted sister Marine are inseparable. With Lisa's mother, Millie, they've forged a deep bond and offer security to Lisa's son. When Marine falls in love the family is thrown ... See full summary »

Director:

Mélanie Laurent

Writers:

Mélanie Laurent (scenario and dialogue), Morgan Perez (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie Denarnaud ... Marine
Denis Ménochet ... Alex
Clémentine Célarié Clémentine Célarié ... Millie
Mélanie Laurent ... Lisa
Théodore Maquet-Foucher Théodore Maquet-Foucher ... Léo
Audrey Lamy ... Clémence
Morgan Perez Morgan Perez ... Philippe
Coralie Subert Coralie Subert ... Femme concert
Christophe Deslandes Christophe Deslandes ... Client librairie (as Chris Deslandes)
Nicolas Janin Nicolas Janin ... Professeur de judo
Alexandre Brik Alexandre Brik ... Barman (as Alexandre Brick)
Mélissa Drigeard Mélissa Drigeard ... Aurélia (as Melissa Drigeard)
Jacques Pieri Jacques Pieri ... Médecin
Rosen Castera Rosen Castera ... Infirmière
Nicolas Medad Nicolas Medad ... Kinésithérapeuthe
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Lisa and her adopted sister Marine are inseparable. With Lisa's mother, Millie, they've forged a deep bond and offer security to Lisa's son. When Marine falls in love the family is thrown off balance and before they can catch their breath, tragedy strikes and the family must realign so they can turn loss into hope and love. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Adoptowani See more »

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$1,255,727
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2.10 : 1
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A slow slow predictable love story
18 October 2012 | by jed-121See all my reviews

My women friends loved this, while my male friends and I squirmed through what seemed a painfully long drawn out predictable story. In drama of all sorts, when someone is so happy at the start you can just see the bad news coming. Life and the Film Business should have taught us all by now that the writer/actor/director/ roles combined in one human being is usually not a wise move. Sadly, this film proves it. I am sure Melanie Laurent will go on to do more good films (If you direct don't act - If you act please don't direct) but "The Adopted" could do with some much firmer discipline in cutting and moving the story along. I loved some of the acting sequences woman-to-woman in the book shop (that marvellous book shop owner!) and probably my favorite scene is the young boy talking to his dead aunt in his treasured Polaroid picture that scene really is film - underline film!


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