Part of the “French Revolutions” portion of the festival Happy Few follows the misadventures of two couples who decide to share their partners with one another and then act all surprised when it doesn’t quite work out.
While at first everyone is satisfied with the arrangement, the slow erosion of their happiness as real emotion between the couples starts to form is subtly and effectively done. Like lots of French films that don’t get much mainstream exposure Happy Few has some great natural dialogue and acting, and non-flashy directing.
At the end of the day Happy Few is a good bit of French cinema but nothing particularly special and you won’t get a chance to see it anyway.
Apparently Élodie Bouchez was in Alias.