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It's Not Me, I Swear! (2008)

C'est pas moi, je le jure! (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 25 September 2008 (Canada)
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Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the ... See full summary »

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Philippe Falardeau

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine L'Écuyer ... Léon Doré
Gabriel Maillé ... Jérôme Doré
Catherine Faucher ... Léa
Suzanne Clément ... Madeleine Doré
Daniel Brière ... Philippe Doré
Anne-Marie Égré Anne-Marie Égré ... Madame Marinier
Jules Philip Jules Philip ... Monsieur Marinier
Léo Caron Léo Caron ... François Marinier
Micheline Bernard ... Madame Brisebois
Jean Maheux ... Monseigneur Charlebois
Denis Gravereaux ... Monsieur Pouchonnaud
Evelyne Rompré Evelyne Rompré ... Maîtresse D'école
Pierre Deslandes Pierre Deslandes ... Médecin Uurgence
Pascale Desrochers ... Femme de la Maison Rouge
Catherine Proulx-Lemay ... Amie de Madeleine
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Léon is ten years old, has lots of problems and an overly fertile imagination. Of course, there is mom and dad who are always fighting, and those annoying neighbors who get to spend the summer at the beach. And then, there's Léa, the exasperating girl who's always right about everything. In the summer of '68, when mom decides to leave everything behind to start a new life in Greece, Léon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain. Destroy the neighbors' house, become a professional liar and even, why not, fall in love with Léa. Together, they will overcome the pain of growing up when you feel abandoned. Written by Mylène Chollet

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 September 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Not Me, I Swear! See more »

Filming Locations:

Gatineau, Québec, Canada

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$14,345
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Léon Doré: I'm used to dying from time to time. Like that time I slept in the pool. Under the water, it's quiet, like before I was born. Mom disagreed.She saved me, then killed the pool with a knife.
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Written by Jon Thor Birgisson(aka Jón Þór "Jónsi' Birgisson), Orri P. Dyrason (as Orri Páll Dýrason), Georg Holm(as Georg Hólm)
Performed by Sigur Rós [ Jon Thor Birgisson (vocals, guitar), Kjartan Sveinsson (keyboard), Georg Holm (bass), Agust Aevar Gunnarsson (as Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson) (drums)]
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Family always comes first and neighbours might never.
27 June 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

Children movies are what I frequently pick to watch and that is how I ended here. This is somehow a similar kind of movie to 'Dennis the Menace'. Only the character wise, but there are plenty of differences illustrating a boy's nuisance and menace. Yeah, it was about a 9 year old boy and his strange and unexpected bahaviour. Don't think in a serious manner, I was saying kind of cute like the one from 'Le Petit Nicolas'.

Leon is not happy for their parents' everyday fights. He thinks he can stop it if some distracting thing happened them around. So decides to try with the dangerous game and make them to blame for it. But everything he attempted goes terribly wrong and one day he also loses his beloved one. Then is main focus turn to bring her back. While preparing for it, he falls in love for a neighbour girl. The mischievous boy with the series of unsuccessful event can turn everything back on track is what explained till the end.

''It's better not to lie, but it's worse to lie badly.''

This was the movie like I desired for. An interesting and playful character is what we expect most from a kid role in an entertaining movie. The story also conveys parental negligence over kids with unorthodox character. As the story set in the late 60s, the atmosphere was flawless and looked surreal. Everyone played well, father, mother, brother and so the girl. One of the unforgettable children's movies if you are a fan of this genre. I am not going to disclose how the story ends, but I will be happy if a sequel explains a few things, especially the romance. With the existing end and a beautiful dialogue before the credits roll up I don't know why I thought of a follow-up. Maybe I am so excited to see Leon again because he was so awesome.


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