In the third episode of the comedy “What have we done to God again?”, in theaters this Wednesday, April 6, director Philippe de Chauveron has freed himself from all limits. We often laugh but we despair just as much.
Since What have we done to God? (2014), which sold over 12 million admissions, the success of what could almost be considered a “franchise” is such that some viewers are even hoping for a fourth installment. In the third installment in theaters this Wednesday, April 6, What else have we done to God?the history of the Verneuil family is marked by the 40th wedding anniversary of Claude (Christian Clavier) and Marie (Chantal Lauby). Except that the first can no longer cross his sons-in-law permanently while the second is saddened to have taken a blow of old. Their four daughters still want to mark the occasion and celebrate as it should be the longevity of their parents’ marriage by inviting the parents of their respective husbands, Rachid, David, Chao and Charles. Wonderful pretext for Philippe de Chauveron to concoct a colorful comedy where each situation is a pretext to raise the mayonnaise even more. Who sometimes takes and others don’t. But thanks to the game of Christian Clavier, we almost want more.
Philippe de Chauveron always plays on the four mixed marriages of the Verneuil girls, to which are added social and educational differences. Between the Chinese, Algerian, Israeli and Ivorian sons-in-law and their own parents, the Verneuil couple still fails to find their bearings – even, to really rejoice in this new family. However, they will all be there to celebrate 40 years of marriage, festivities which will last several days, and will obviously be hosted by the Verneuils, so as not to spoil anything.
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During this time, Ségolène, one of the daughters, exhibits her paintings inspired by animal suffering and slaughterhouses… The opening then sees the introduction of a wealthy German art collector, who seems to be ecstatic in front of the works, a pretext to approach a Verneuil woman. The character is sometimes hilarious in his caricature, especially as a great lover. Charles, the Ivorian husband, takes part in a play in which he plays the role of Jesus, leading to reflections, sometimes heavy, on the racial origin of Jesus. The only spectators will be the whole family, who cash the three hours of representation with good faith.
The couples of in-laws are quite excessive in their caricatures, but the Koffi couple (the Ivorians) save the game, especially with André (Pascal Nzonzi). We would gladly do without certain stories between the sons-in-law and their wives, occasions for an escalation of gags. But the well-crafted scenario around Claude and Marie largely catches up with the rest. In any case, Christian Clavier does not fail to make us laugh cheerfully around this comedy which gives pride of place to the family. The best memories are those shared with family. The Good Lord has not finished hearing cries to Him.
What the hell have we all doneby Philippe de Chauveron, with Christian Clavier, Chantal Lauby, Pascal Nzonzi, Frédérique Bel, 1h38, in theaters April 6