Cédric Kahn no longer has to prove himself as an actor or director, but Fête de famille has trouble competing with the umpteen other films about family events that descend into chaos.
At the birthday party of the mater familias, a daughter shows up for the first time in a long while.
Is her mental instability a reason to ignore her request for money? Does a family drive you mad or protect you?
The question is never explored in depth, the many arguments are tiring, and some actors deliver pretentious performances.