Demain Tout Commence (2017)
As the French title already suggests, ‘tomorrow everything begins’ is compelling a dramatic event. A certain unforeseen happening that is, for protagonist Samuel, who expresses devotion towards his easy-going job as a captain of a boat in Marseille. He enjoys life while having late-night parties and sleeping with several girls. The rhythm of his extraordinary beach life alters immediately when Kristin, a forgotten fuck buddy, shows up.
Though Samuel thinks she’s joking, Kristin announces that the baby she is holding is actually Samuel’s. Samuel doesn’t believe her and asks her to leave. As she asks for 20 euros to pay the taxi, Kristin walks away and leaves Samuel with baby Gloria. Following the info Samuel can find on her Facebook page, he ends up desperately seeking in London. After losing his job and his wallet, Samuel decides to work there as a stuntman for Bernie, an enthusiastic film producer.
The eight following years Samuel raises Gloria with much love and dedication. All of a sudden Kristin shows up again, implying that she now wants to be a mother for Gloria. The story unfolds in striking plot twists, which drags the viewer in an immersive journey that seeks for the best for Gloria.
Demain Tout Commence is a wonderful comedy drama and remake of ‘No Se Aceptan Devoluciones’ (2013). The film builds up quickly and naturally, which blurs the feeling of watching a two-hours lasting story. Omar Sy develops his character surprisingly well – as we have observed earlier in ‘Intouchables’ – into a caring man. A palpable contrast arises when the sense of a reckless life flow gets replaced by actual responsibilities. As Clémence Poésy fulfills the role of Kristin credibly, the expression of guiltiness, shame and restlessness makes for a great portrayal of a struggling mother. The lasting time frame in which Gloria, played by Gloria Colston, doesn’t comprehend the absence of her mother figure gets compromised by sensible jokes of Bernie, played by Antoine Bertrand. Although the plot didn’t feel like a smooth disclosure, we believe that Demain Tout Commence makes for an appealing film to enjoy for all audiences.