The members of Club 300 DashFUN discovered “Aline” in preview on October 27, in the presence of Valérie Lemercier and her actors … and they liked the film, which is coming out this week at the cinema!
What is it about ?
Aline by Valérie Lemercier
Cinema release November 10, 2021
Quebec, late 1960s, Sylvette and Anglomard welcome their 14th child: Aline. In the Dieu family, music reigns supreme and when Aline grows up we discover a gift to her, she has a golden voice. When he hears this voice, music producer Guy-Claude has only one thing in mind… to make Aline the greatest singer in the world. Supported by her family and guided by the experience and then the budding love of Guy-Claude, they will together write the pages of an extraordinary destiny.
Why did the Rédac ‘choose this film?
For her sixth film, Valérie Lemercier goes crazy: she writes and directs a true-false biopic on Celine Dion, which she herself plays from 5 to 50 years old. In front of this eccentric project, there is something to raise the eyebrows. However, everything works. Celine Dion becomes here Aline Dieu. The names change, but everything else is pretty true to life.
While a mocking and cynical portrait of the diva could have been the easy solution, Valérie Lemercier takes her subject to heart. Aline is funny of course, but above all he surprises with his emotion and his sense of the epic visible through the (countless) costumes and sets. You don’t need to be a fan of the original artist to have a passion for Aline’s life. This is also one of the exploits of this authentic film.
What is Club 300?
As powerful as the Avengers team and as prestigious as Le Cercle des Poètes Disparus, DashFUN brings together its most active members within its famous Club 300 DashFUN ! Each month, we reveal to Club members several preview films and series for which they express an opinion at the end of the screening.
Their votes, from “excellent” to “very little for me” thus determine whether the film or series they have seen has obtained the Club 300AIME label. Passionate about cinema and series, experts, bloggers or influencers, the members of the Club 300 DashFUN constitute a strong relay of opinion to spectators and the entire profession.
What does the Club 300 DashFUN think?
- Excellent: 59%
- Good: 28%
- Not so bad: 11%
- Very little for me: 2%
Tryandplay.com –“Where the film scores points, it is by the quality of interpretation of Valérie Lemercier, really bluffing in this role. All the more bluffing as by the admission of the actress, she was mainly documented without to have been in a relationship with the real Celine Dion. The approach, the expressions and the hairstyles that cross the ages successfully contribute to this transformation. “
Christoblog – “One of Aline’s qualities is to start with a tasty picture of a Quebecois family. This first part is enjoyable and extremely funny. It puts the viewer in excellent spirits, even if he is circumspect, as I was. “
Maite.ferhat – “Technically speaking, it’s been a long time since I had seen such a precise feature film; nothing is left to chance. The staging is perfect, in a chronology complicated to manage at first glance (40 years more or less), but very well mastered thanks to a remarkable creativity, which closely resembles poetry. “
traversay1 – “That those who appreciate Céline Dion little or hardly know her rest assured, they have a good chance to like the Aline of Valérie Lemercier and not only for its hair-raising interpretation. It takes a monstrous nerve to write and direct such a biopic on a living character without the authorization of the artist concerned, but the result, which is characterized by its panache and tenderness, should even conquer the interested party. “
Let’s celebrate the cinema – “Aline surprises, and that’s good. By the freedom that the team takes vis-à-vis the life of a world-famous singer whose it is, through fiction and creation, to reveal the humanity – in the first sense of “who is human” – and therefore the story of love, vibrant with life and carried out against the grain of norms. By the omnipresent first degree which does not change the star into a metaphor but the follows in his family and international journey. Through the interweaving of the intimate and the public without, however, falling into the traditional pattern of many biopics rise – or staircase, it goes in the same place – and fall, showing on the contrary modesty and precision in staging hitherto unmatched in the cinema of Valérie Lemercier. “