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How to Make Good When One Is a Jerk and a Crybaby (1974)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Robineau
Cécile Malempin
Gérard Malempin
Evelyne Buyle ...
John Arkan
Le mime du cabaret (as Féodor Atkin)
Laurence Badie ...
Une employée de l'hôtel
Paul Bisciglia ...
Le chasseur PLM
Jacques Canselier ...
Le surveillant TV PLM
Ermanno Casanova
Léonce, le patron du bistrot
Jacqueline Doyen ...
Mme Léonce
Le transformiste du cabaret


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19 June 1974 (France)  »

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Cracking comedy with excellent cast !
23 August 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I laughed throughout the whole film and found the dialogues so well written : in fact I think that Michel Audiard is a bit like a French Woody Allen, as his scripts and characters remind me of some of his work; parodies and caricatures of all classes, with such losers as Antoine Robineau (Jean Carmet), Foisnard (Jean Rochefort) and Gérard (Jean-Pierre Marielle) who are all great actors.

You feel attached to their characters in a way, however low and annoying they can be. Jane Birkin looks so sexy, lively and shows a good sense of humour, particularly in a scene that suggests a bad and tacky copy of a famous show in Paris...

Very funny and well acted movie that deserves to be better known !

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