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On DVD/VOD: January 31, 2006

Documentary, Drama

Michele (Sylvie Moreau) is a 30-something aerobics instructor who spends more time at the casino than at the gym. Her life is turned upside down when her boss and fiancé Scott, unwilling to cover her gambling debts any longer, begins to hold back her paychecks. Michele decides to leave Scott and join her sister in California, but she doesn’t have one red cent for the trip.

With her 14-year-old daughter, Marguerite (Mylene St-Sauveur), Michele turns to her childhood friend, Janine (Macha Grenon), who has a teenage daughter of her own, Gabrielle (Juliette Gosselin). Janine agrees to let Michele and Marguerite stay in her comfortable suburban home, although she is secretly concerned about Marguerite’s bad influence on her shy and reserved daughter. As the two young girls become friends, their mothers rekindle their long lost friendship.

But the leafy and reassuring hills of Saint-Hilaire soon become the backdrop for unforeseen drama when mothers and daughters are forced to reassess their values. While the inhibited Gabrielle gains in confidence and starts seeing her seemingly perfect mother in a new light, Michele slowly discovers the true nature of her own daughter and her desire for stability.

Director: Louise Archambault
Studio: Christal Films
Producer(s): Kim McCraw, Luc Dery
Cast: Sylvie Moreau, Mylène St-Sauveur, Macha Grenon, Juliette Gosselin
Writer(s): Louise Archambault

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