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Published on Jan 16, 2012
"Why didn't anyone warn me? Why doesn't anyone ever talk about this?" A Happy Event is the intimate, often humorous and revealing story of lovebirds Barbara (Louise Bourgoin) and Nicolas (Pio Marmai) a young, carefree couple who decide to have their first 'bundle of joy' and whose lives are altered in ways they never quite expected.
Directed by Rémi Bezançon Based on the novel by Eliette Abécassis Un Heureux Evenement - Editions Albin Michel Starring LOUISE BOURGOIN, PIO MARMAÏ, JOSIANE BALASKO, THIERRY FREMONT, GABRIELLE LAZURE with FIRMINE RICHARD
Barbara - intelligent, ambitious and gorgeous - is a post-graduate student, while Nicolas, replete with boyish charm, is a clerk in a video store. After a humorous courtship in the video store where Nicolas works, the pair begins a passionate romance that grows into relationship bliss. They frolic, they dine, they paint walls together and all too quickly they find themselves enthusiastically, if not slightly nervously, embarking on their biggest joint venture yet - their first child. But what begins as a life step they decide to embrace with joyful abandon, quickly starts to change shape (both figuratively and literally) as Barbara's tummy swells with their unborn child and new pressures start to weigh on their relationship. Hormones begin to race, emotions run high and identities begin to fracture. The reality and pit-falls of child-bearing and rearing soon hits home, and despite the support of those around her, Barbara struggles to connect with her baby.