Friz On Film Movie Review: “Everything Went Fine”

“Everything Went Fine”

Directed by: Francois Ozon 

Starring: Sophie Marceau, Andre Dussollier, Geraldine Pailhas, Charlotte Rampling 

Synopsis: When André, 85, has a stroke, Emmanuelle hurries to her father’s bedside. Sick and half-paralyzed in his hospital bed, he asks Emmanuelle to help him end his life. But how can you honor such a request when it’s your own father?


“I want you to help me end it.” 

What a chilling moment when Andre utters those words. You can see the pain. The fear. The confusion all at once. It’s as if the film stops and it hangs in mid-air for a moment. The film brings up that ‘right to die’ debate once again. Why shouldn’t people who are terminal and competent be able to make that decision for themselves?

The acting is brilliant all around. The MVP for me Sophie Marceau, who plays Andre’s daughter, Emmanuelle. It’s a tough film to get through emotionally, and Marceau gives us all of the emotions you can think of: grief, laughter, confusion. 

Overall, a poignant but tough film to watch at time…but with the occasional laugh out loud moment.


“Everything Went Fine” is now playing in Bethesda at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema!