MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,195 this week

French Film (2008)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 668 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 7 critic

A comedy about how French and English cultures differ in their attitudes on relationships.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 09 Nov 2011
 
a list of 66 titles
created 19 Oct 2012
 
a list of 167 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 840 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "French Film" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: French Film (2008)

French Film (2008) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of French Film.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

In Our Name (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Welsh
Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Mel Raido, Chloe Jayne Wilkinson
La liste (TV Movie 2009)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Christian Faure
Stars: Eric Cantona, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Claire Borotra
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.

Director: Tim Fywell
Stars: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy
Sweet Sixteen I (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton
Jack Says (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

The film opens with Jack tied to a chair in a warehouse, guarded by heavies. He seems to have evoked the wrath of the Guv'nor, who lectures him about 'losing respect'. A girl called Natalie... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Phillips, Lee Warren
Stars: Simon Phillips, Rita Ramnani, Aurélie Amblard
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son, tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Steve Cochran
Mookie (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Far away from their native France, two men are in trouble in a Mexican town. One is a gentle missionary monk, Brother Benoît, the other is a tough stubborn boxer named Antoine Capella. ... See full summary »

Director: Hervé Palud
Stars: Eric Cantona, Jacques Villeret, Emiliano Suarez
The Waiting Room I (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two complete strangers, Anna and Stephen, are brought together by chance by an elderly man who waits for his wife on a station platform. Their fateful meeting acts as a catalyst for them to... See full summary »

Director: Roger Goldby
Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Frank Finlay, Rupert Graves
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A comedy centered on an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder.

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Steve Morphew, Steve Jones
Switch I (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is summoned by Claire Maras to show her work to her boss. When Sophie arrives in the company, Clare apologizes and tells that ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Schoendoerffer
Stars: Karine Vanasse, Eric Cantona, Mehdi Nebbou
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three teenagers forced to leave their family, friends and homes behind learn to live in yet another hostile country. That country is the UK.

Director: Bruce Goodison
Stars: Noof McEwan, Zarrien Masieh, Yasmin Mwanza
Sanctuary III (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Norah McGettigan
Stars: Jan Frycz, Anne-Marie Duff, Agnieszka Zulewska
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Bowler
Benjamin Bellecour ...
Young Parisian Man
...
Jed
...
Young Parisian Woman
Marie-Gaëlle Cals ...
French Apartment Woman
...
Thierry Grimandi
Nichola Christie ...
Counselling Woman
...
Bike Thief
...
Alain
...
Sophie
Jose Estudillo ...
Irate Postman
...
Cheryl
...
Marcus
David Matthews ...
Counselling Man
Henry Maynard ...
Waiter
Edit

Storyline

Jed prepares to interview French cineaste and self-appointed expert on the nature of love - Thierry Grimandi. The worldly and somewhat jaded Jed is dead-set on dismissing the auteur's musings as pompous and, well French, until his own relationship with Cheryl starts to fall apart and he is forced to re-evaluate the illusive subject. Soon everyone is talking about love: his relationship counselor, drinking buddy Marcus and Marcus' girlfriend SophieBeginnings, endings, tricks...could the French be on to something? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Could it be that French is the true language of love?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

French Film  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Decalogue (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Waterloo Sunset
Written by Ray Davis CBE
Performed by The Rushes
Used by Kind Permission of Carlin Music Corp
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Light Harted Indulgence
3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What starts out as a frustrating to watch romantic comedy grew on me as I realized that the frustration was from a sensation of intensely identifying with the story.

Sure it is a bit wordy and perhaps navel, but so are we. In our intellectual approach to living our so called perfect urban lives. Hugh Bonneville is funny and believable and the character I gravitated towards. Eric Cantona is a bit stiff, but pulls of the role and the chicks love him.

This will play best with 30 something women as a hangover pull your feet up, giggle and reflect kind of film.


22 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack iClimb
French Film playlist dawnwiegand
Discuss French Film (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?