Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with ... See full summary »
French civilization in the desert. Saganne is of peasant stock, with courage and a forceful will. In 1911, he volunteers and is posted to the Sahara under the aristocratic Colonel Dubreuilh... See full summary »
For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine ... See full summary »
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris ... See full summary »
An ad executive impersonates an archaeology professor to avoid a situation with an obsessed former lover. She enlists the help of a hapless archaeologist who is at the airport to pick the ... See full summary »
After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »
The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. In order to solve it he decides to convert his library into a sex-shop but the only effect is that he turns himself into a sexual... See full summary »
After having lost his job for having saved a child accused of shop lifting, Frédéric Barbier decides to become a school teacher with some funny results.The great comedy actor Coluche is excellent as a simple school teacher.
To celebrate his wedding anniversary, Jean-Pierre buy her partner an English bulldog of 4 months "Trésor". Nathalie is delighted and engaged in a deep and loving relationship with the pet. But having a pet at home brings difficulties.
A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times. Written by
This movie is interesting in that it explores the life of a woman who seems incapable of sustaining a relationship. Catherine Deneuve is this screwed up lady and bounces from one relationship to another. In the process, kids are also affected but the film seems to pretty much ignore the impact of this woman on others and instead focus on her. Well, I found her to be pretty selfish and shallow, so for me, it wasn't an exactly satisfying viewing experience. I would have MUCH preferred if the film showed more of the impact on the kids--especially years later when they, too, have a long series of shallow relationships. Others may find it more compelling. Considering, though, that the movie has a strong cast, I am actually surprised I still didn't enjoy it a little more--even if the material isn't exactly what I like.
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