What better way to end the year or start the next than a little feel good movie French-style ? First of all, it’s a change from those countless films that political correctness has “offered” to us in 2022 (migrants, neo-feminism, guilt). Then, a ray of sunshine, in winter, you can’t refuse, no offense to the warmists. ‘Cause that’s the way it should be seen choir of rockerswhere a merry band of “ seniors – terrible ones – light the fire, old man!
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The pitch couldn’t be simpler. Alex, a Dunkirk artist who sings Johnny in the ” roadsteads », agrees to supervise a choir of turbulent and dissipated pensioners. It is understood that they must resume childish tunes like On the bridge of Nantes
; except that they unanimously prefer good old rock’n’roll. So “clandestinely”, Alex puts on a vocal show with a piece of the Clash in it, which does not please the bureaucrat on duty, an ambitious piss-vinegar…
“Rebellion, that’s it! »
LikeA triumph (released in 2021), choir of rockers is inspired by “real facts”. After the convicts, make way for the little old people », Mathilde Seigner taking over from Kad Merad. For the rest, the story is the same. Moreover, there are countless French titles exploiting with more or less success the vein inaugurated by The Full Montyof the wrestling queens to A great teamPassing by Casually (the most successful).
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This comedy by Ida Techer and Luc Bricault lacks neither rhythm nor assets. You never get bored in the company of these elders who refuse to be put in a box. Faced with intellectual laziness, the ambient conformism, they rush into the stretchers – “ rebellion, that’s it! “says one of the characters. The demonstration is all the more convincing since most of them belong to the working classes. In their own way, they are “yellow vests” inhabited by rock.
choir of rockers also carries a positive message with regard to the old age that awaits us all in a dark turning point: neither ” croutons ” neither “
cannonballs “, our seniors do not intend to wither ” at the crossroads of the Ehpad and the cemetery “.
Within this fine team, we recognize Andréa Ferréol (… fifty years after Feast), the excellent Bernard Le Coq, Myriam Boyer and Brigitte Roüan.
As for Mathilde Seigner, she is very comfortable in this type of job – a natural and cash woman – in tune with her popular fiber.
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