A 12-year-old girl tries to find a way to force her always-fighting parents to divorce in How to Get My Parents to Divorce. Justine (Charlotte St-Martin) is a sixth grader who is tired of her parents, Julie (Isabelle Blais) and Martin (Pierre-Luc Brillant), fighting all the time. With her friends Charlie Fortier (Charlie Fortier) and Théo (Liam Patenaude), Justine decides to use the school talent show to put her parents on trial. Bringing on classmates Guillaume (Louka Bélanger-Leos) and Ernestine (Simone Laperle) as lawyers, Justine hopes to prove that divorce is the best thing to happen to her family.
How to Get My Parents to Divorce Synopsis
How to Get My Parents to Divorce is a family-friendly comedy co-written and directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers. The family of the 12-year-old protagonist Justine hasn't been the same since her mother had a miscarriage. With her parents constantly fighting, Justine believes it might be best if her parents just divorce. This results in Justine developing an elaborate plan to stage a trial of her parents during the school talent show.
My Thoughts on How to Get My Parents to Divorce
How to Get My Parents to Divorce is a cute film looking at divorce from a kid's perspective. There's a scene in the movie with Justine and her “lawyer,” Guillaume getting testimonies about the positives of divorce from other kids at their school. While ultimately a lighthearted film, How to Get My Parents to Divorce does tackle some serious issues and is ultimately a joy to watch.