There’s nothing profound about “The Grocer’s Son” but the Provencal country side is a treat and the pace of the story enhances the pleasure of the cinematography. I was able to take in the visual details while still reading subtitles.
The lead characters (Antoine and Claire) are highly watchable but not always likeable. It's the old folks on the grocer's route that make the story interesting. The scene I like best is when Antoine fixes the old egg provider's chicken coop and then pretends to have brought in the sheep when he realizes the old man's a bit senile. Of the four movies reviewed this week, this one's my fav.