Julie Delpy’s latest comedy sees her join forces with audience favourite Dany Boon (Welcome to the Sticks, Superchondriac) and fresh-faced comedian Vincent Lacoste (Hippocrates) for a familial game of cat and mouse.
When 40-something single mother Violette (Delpy) is holidaying in the Basque country with her best friend Ariane (the always politically incorrect Karin Viard), she embarks on a love affair with local IT nerd Jean-René (Dany Boon). Upon returning to her Parisian life as a fashion producer, Violette can’t seem to let go of her southern fling. Luckily, Jean-René has landed a job in the capital and is moving in a few weeks.
What could go wrong with this perfect romance? Just one thing: Violette’s son, Lolo (Vincent Lacoste). Living with his mum and walking around in his bright Y-fronts, Lolo acts like your typical toddler. The problem is that he just turned 19, and he’s still not ready to let go of mum.
Lolo is a great synthesis of writer-director-actress Julie Delpy’s earlier works. There are hints of her 2 Days series which navigated the difficult terrain of two lovers from opposite worlds trying to stay together, while other viewers might catch references to her comedy Skylab, which explored love-hate family relationships.