My Big Fat French-Canadian Coming-Out. A high-strung dysfunctional-family dramedy, wherein director Jean-Marc Vallée races through a couple of decades worth of family feuding and self-discovery peppered with stock era-specific pop hits and lots of sanitised quirks (the mother irons bread instead of toasting it, the father is a homophobic Patsy Cline fan, various people are psychic). It isn’t as suffocating as the majority of bittersweet indie hits it is emulating. But there is something innately homophobic about a coming-out movie that piles on the hetero sex scenes yet continually goes out of its way to avoid images of same-sex budding.
dir: Jean-Marc Vallée
cast: Marc-André Grondin, Michel Côté, Danielle Proulx, Pierre-Luc Brilliant, Natasha Thompson