Change of pace suits Tavernier.
In this rascally comedy from, all people, veteran filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, famed French comic star Thierry Lhermitte (The Closet) enters every scene at warp speed. He’s got a twinkle in the eye and the kind of face that a practiced political...
There’s absolutely nothing new about the French comedy The Dinner Guest, but this light, uninspiring comedy does offer a few low key joys along the way.
The Dinner Guest is another of those brittle-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside French comedies that we’ve come to know so well. And with good reason too – they’ve been making the same film for years. They always star Daniel Auteuil because he’s...
For many people, having the boss over for dinner is stressful enough, but now imagine you haven't even gotten the job yet, that the dinner is the interview and that you haven't a single social grace in your unemployed body. Such is the premise...
Light, enjoyable film with counter-balancing performances that transfer well from the stage.
The Dinner Game is the latest film from French writer/director Francis Veber. Thierry L`Hermitte plays Pierre Brochant, a rich publisher who's at his wits end about where to find a guest dumb enough to be in the competition. He stumbles on...
David finds Marquise a refreshing insight into French history; Margaret finds it \"turgid\".
In France in the 17th Century, during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, a young actress employed by Moli?re and his theatre group, briefly caught the attention of the court. Her name was Marquise, and her story is told in Vera Belmont`s...