Everything Went Fine

Director: Fran├žois Ozon
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 1.5

After art collector André (André Dussollier) suffers from a debilitating stroke, he asks his daughter Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau) to arrange for him to undergo physician-assisted suicide in Switzerland - as one might expect, she and her sister Pascale (Géraldine Pailhas) try to talk him out of it, and have to deal with their difficult mother Claude (Charlotte Rampling) and his temperamental former lover Gérard (Grégory Gadebois).  This film presents an interesting dilemma - what would you do if a sickly family member asked you to help him or her die? - except it doesn't do a lot with that idea, and to make matters worse André is a diva who is constantly whining and crying.  It also feels like his desire to check out is an act of vanity - early on, he jokes that "dying naturally" is for "poor people," and he can still eat and drink (plus, at 85, it's just a matter of time).  But he is right about how he should have used the gun: a bullet's quicker and cheaper.