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How to Get My Parents to Divorce – Canadian Film Fest 2023

How to Get My Parents to Divorce Canadian Film Fest 2023

How to Get My Parents to Divorce – Canadian Film Fest 2023

Runtime: 01:28
Synopsis:
Justine (12 years old, hardie) believes that she will be happier once her parents divorce. The only problem? They have no intention of doing so. Tired of the bickering and the climate at home since her mother’s miscarriage, Justine rallies her friends to create their own court. Her plan will not go as planned and she will have to learn (even if it hurts) to communicate her pain so that harmony can return. The family film No Chicanery in My Cabin follows the extraordinary adventure of a group of pre-teens as they take their first steps towards affirmation.
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A 12-year-old girl tries to find a way to force her always-fighting parents to divorce in . Justine () is a sixth grader who is tired of her parents, Julie () and Martin (), fighting all the time. With her friends (Charlie Fortier) and Théo (), Justine decides to use the school talent show to put her parents on trial. Bringing on classmates Guillaume () and Ernestine () 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.

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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