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Force Majeure

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 

A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day...

 


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3630276

 

Just out - looks interesting.  ;-)

post #2 of 24
Thanks for that. Added to my Netflix list.
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Thanks for that. Added to my Netflix list.

 

Is it available on Netflix?

post #4 of 24
It is in the queue. Availability date unknown.
post #5 of 24

Not a feel-good movie, I've read.

post #6 of 24
Yes, listed as comedy drama, but sounds stressful. Certainly in the chick flick category.
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Yes, listed as comedy drama, but sounds stressful. Certainly in the chick flick category.

Since I like both chicks and flicks, I might be persuaded to see it.
post #8 of 24
Is it in Netflix as Force Majeure or Broken Contract? It's not coming up in my search. frown.gif
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 

A little more info here, including some theater listings toward bottom of this page...

 

http://www.magpictures.com/forcemajeure

 

Just hitting theaters, so could be a while before it makes it to Netflix, etc.

 

 

post #10 of 24
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Is it in Netflix as Force Majeure or Broken Contract? It's not coming up in my search. frown.gif
http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Force_Majeure/80007252
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

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Originally Posted by litterbug View Post

Is it in Netflix as Force Majeure or Broken Contract? It's not coming up in my search. frown.gif
http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Force_Majeure/80007252
That's why--I'm streaming only.
post #12 of 24
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That's why--I'm streaming only.

 

Yep, me too.

post #13 of 24
We're rural. No streaming here, I'd go nuts. Can barely play YouTube.
post #14 of 24

Hope they know to stay in the trees.:D

post #15 of 24
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Hope they know to stay in the trees.:D

 

The avalanche just initiates the plot, I guess.  The review I read (I think in the New Yorker) said that the avalanche hits the resort, and as it blasts toward the terrace, everyone runs -- but the wife is the one who rescues the kids, while the husband, whom everyone regards as a likable, manly guy, rescues his cell phone.  This creates psychological complication.

post #16 of 24
Going to see it Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. That's a big deal since I might go to a movie theater once a year.


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post #17 of 24

Our own Jamesdeluxe has posted our first ever :) movie review on NYSkiBlog.


Thought this group might be interested.

 

http://nyskiblog.com/force-majeure-movie-review/

post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 

The guy's on BBR's, so it's obviously not a serious ski movie.   ;-)

 

Saw it yesterday, and liked it a lot. It's not a ski movie, but a family vacation provides the backdrop, and there are some beautiful shots of skiing in the Alps. It's a film about different people handling fear and feelings. It's mostly quiet, slow-paced, introspective, very European. On a cold, grey, rainy winter day I found it a perfect respite from all the mind-numbing, quick cut, ADD fistf**kification our "culture" serves up daily. If you're willing to sit back and tap in it's quite good - at least I found it so.

post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 

For anyone who might be interested available now on Netflix streaming.

post #20 of 24

We saw it a while back.  Can't say I loved it but it was OK.  Don't want to be a spoiler so I will shut up now.

post #21 of 24
They give the whole movie away in the trailer.
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 

Wouldn't be the first time!   ;-)

 

( Still, kinda interesting film. )

post #23 of 24

Other than the odd ending, this was fairly representative of just about every family ski trip I have taken. :rolleyes

post #24 of 24
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Other than the odd ending, this was fairly representative of just about every family ski trip I have taken. :rolleyes

 

If that's the case, were I you I would either give up on ski vacations or leave the wife at home.

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