For crying out loud
TO raise a baby is to raze one’s high- flying lifestyle to the ground.
This is all there is to be gleaned from A Happy Event, a trite light drama from France listing the perils of first- time parenting for Parisian hipsters.
In a pacy opening act, attractive young couple Barbara ( Louise Bourgoin) and Nic ( Pio Marmai, both pictured) meet and mate in near- world- record time.
Then comes the moping, wave after wave of which will break and then retreat for the rest of the picture.
The engine goes on Barb and Nic’s sex drive. They have to stay in a lot. The baby cries a lot. Everyone gives them the wrong kind of right advice. A lot. Should there be a Hollywood remake – and word has it one is very much on the cards – it would not be a stretch to see this vehicle as an easy ride for Katherine Heigl and some non- descript bloke.
That should be warning enough of how much of a non- event A Happy Event turns out to be.