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My Afternoons with Margueritte – review

11 November 2010 2:50 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gérard Depardieu leaves a trail of saccharine behind him in this sickly tale of friendship between a smalltown chump and an old lady, writes Peter Bradshaw

You really will need a sweet tooth for this one. Or rather, you will need a complete set of dentures made out of Mars Bars and Creme Eggs. It is a glutinously sentimental small-town tale about a supposedly lovable dungaree-wearing chump called Germain, played by Gérard Depardieu. Royally messed up in childhood by a cruel mum and derided by oafish mates at the local bistro, he finds friendship with a sweet-natured old lady in the park, played by veteran Gisèle Casadesus. That's not to say he is entirely missing out on life, oh dear me no: the extremely portly, jowly Germain just happens to be enjoying regular sex with a (mystifyingly) devoted girlfriend, played by 32-year-old Sophie Guillemin, one of French cinema's most attractive »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Harry un ami qui vous veut du bien (2000)

24 May 2010 10:05 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Somestimes, you just have to do a lot of research to find a nice thriller. Even though its script could have been improved, Harry un ami qui vous veut du bien will more than entertain you. Besides, it's rare to see a thriller in which the cast's performance always hits the right note.

Michel (Laurent Lucas) and his wife, Claire (Mathilde Seigner), are going to their summer house for their vacation. However, the temperature is hot and Michel's car has no air conditionning. No wonder their three kids are insufferable. Obviously, Michel stops his car at a gas station in order to have a break from his children. While he's in the men's bathroom of the gas station, Michel is approached by Harry (Sergi López).

According to Harry, Michel and him both went to high school together. However, Michel has no recollection of such a thing. This doesn't stop Harry »

- anhkhoido@hotmail.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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