Part of Celine Dion’s family has not tasted the humor of the movie “Aline”. “Even if they wanted to make a kind of comedy, for Mom, and even for Celine, it goes too far”, regret Claudette and Michel Dion.
On the eve of the Quebec release of Aline, Celine Dion’s fantasized biopic, part of the real singer’s family spoke for the first time on the film.
Claudette and Michel Dion, sister and brother of Celine Dion (who, as a reminder, comes from a family of 13 siblings), were both guests of the talk show The Week of 4 Julie, presented by Julie Snyder, and expressed their big reservations about the film.
“I don’t recognize the language, I don’t recognize the family, I don’t recognize our roots. (…) My mother never spoke like that to René, and Céline never wanted for anything. We pass for a gang of Bougon. I know their history. I’m sorry, but in Charlemagne, we didn’t have a cabin. (…) Even if they wanted to make a kind of comedy, for mom, and even for Céline, it goes too far. “
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Both criticize some of the humorous sequences of the film, or the invention of the character of the makeup artist and confidant of Aline. “It’s not what we thought it would be“, they launch. And to add, more directly:”She took a nasty trip on the back of Celine’s life“.
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Remember that Valérie Lemercier had voluntarily opted for a very romanticized and imaginary film, hence the choice to rename her Aline. “It was easier to invent things, to lie, so that we didn’t have the names of real people, so as not to embarrass… So that a brother wouldn’t tell us’In 1998 my sweater was red and not blue.‘Then she had fifteen houses, you only saw three. And vis-à-vis René too. It was also funnier to put a little of yourself in.“
“She’s alive. She’s younger than me. Much much more famous. So I’m not going to lie and say my name is Celine Dion. That would be a very, very big lie. So the record she signed is ‘Aline Dieu – The voice of good Dion’, while Celine’s real record was called ‘Celine Dion – The voice of the good God’ “, continued Valérie Lemercier at our microphone to justify this choice.
Aline is currently in theaters.
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