4 user 2 critic

Day Off (2001)

Mercredi, folle journée! (original title)
Parents do not know, but on Wednesday, it is the only day when children live by their own. We can see a little girl and her father purchasing and loosing themselves, children escaping. And ... See full summary »


Pascal Thomas


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A comedy of characters on the theme of seduction and the eternal misunderstanding between the sexes.

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: José Garcia, Valérie Decobert-Koretzky, Elisa Alessandro
Towards Zero (2007)
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A wealthy woman holds a party at her estate for family and friends. When a solicitor and the hostess herself are both murdered, only the trusty Inspector Bataille can put together the pieces.

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: François Morel, Danielle Darrieux, Melvil Poupaud
La dilettante (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pierrette Dumortier, a woman of character but weak-willed and defenseless against boredom, decides one fine day to leave her husband and her bourgeois life in Switzerland to return to Paris... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Catherine Frot, Sébastien Cotterot, Barbara Schulz
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Thanks to the law of 1948 and to her grandmother, the nominal tenant who is always absent, Francesca Cigalone and all her tribe (thoughtless husband, orphan sister, self-centered film maker... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Laetitia Casta, Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Prudence Beresford is investigating another murder. Her aunt had witnessed it, but no body was found, and nobody trusted her word. Nobody, except Prudence, of course!

Director: Pascal Thomas
Stars: Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Claude Rich
White As Snow (2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Claire, a beautiful young woman works at her late father's hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Huppert, Charles Berling


Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Lindon ... Martin Socoa
Isabelle Candelier ... Vitalie Rambaud
Isabelle Carré ... Antonella Lorca
Olivier Gourmet ... Denis Pelloutier
Alessandra Martines ... Madame Socoa
Hervé Pierre Hervé Pierre ... L'avocat de Socoa
Luis Rego Luis Rego ... Mercier
Maurice Risch Maurice Risch ... Grogneau
Clément Thomas Clément Thomas ... Le commissaire adjoint
André Thorent André Thorent ... Le directeur de l'agence
Armelle Armelle ... Marie-Thérèse, la soeur de Vitalie
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Dédé
Anne Le Ny Anne Le Ny ... Marie Pelloutier
Christian Morin Christian Morin ... Agenore Esposito
Roger Trapp Roger Trapp ... Grand-Pré


Parents do not know, but on Wednesday, it is the only day when children live by their own. We can see a little girl and her father purchasing and loosing themselves, children escaping. And adults that are searching and discovering each others.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama


See all certifications »






Release Date:

28 March 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Wacky Wednesday See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a pleasant but colorless movie
16 April 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

In France, wednesday is the day devoted to children because they don't go to school. The problem is that their parents aren't always there to take care of them. As a consequence, it's enough for their children to get into mischief or they're running away (unwittingly or not). There's another solution: parents can keep their children with them even if they have to work on wednesday.

To tell this mad day, Pascal Thomas chose an outline which isn't really original: an estranged and scatterbrained man (Vincent Lindon) must keep his daughter during one full day but he's caught up by his professional obligations and they make his duty hard. It's all the more as his daughter shows cleverness. But finally, the end of the day will see the two characters become partners and inseparable.

In parallel and probably in order to air the subject, Thomas showed shrewdness because he also built his movie around several little plots either funny either dramatic that cope with each other and resolve individually.

Otherwise, Thomas' movie remains a nice one but a bit colorless. He leaves several sequences high and dry and in spite of good (and sometimes harrowing) moments, his making appears a bit of a mess, clumsy, not always well mastered.

Whereas Vincent Lindon, he's friendly but I think his performance lacks of punch and I don't find him expressive enough. His main partner sometimes steals him the show. Besides, you can blame Thomas for not being demanding enough towards his actors.

At the end, the movie gives a mixed impression and left me unsatisfied. Nevertheless, Thomas can sustain the interest during all the movie although the little plots are of varying quality.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed