6.5/10
712
12 user 7 critic

French Film (2008)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dans la cour (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Antoine is too depressed to go on playing in his rock band. After wandering in the streets, he decides to seek an occupation. Unskilled as he is, he is lucky to be hired as the caretaker of... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern, Féodor Atkine
Mita Tova (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen
Mr. Kaplan (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Brechner
Stars: Héctor Noguera, Néstor Guzzini, Rolf Becker
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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Newly wed couple, Clementine and Sebastien, are forced to welcome Sebastien's mother into their flat.

Director: Léa Fazer
Stars: Nathalie Baye, Pierre Arditi, Jocelyn Quivrin
De force (2011)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Frank Henry
Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Eric Cantona, Simon Abkarian
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.

Director: Robert Carlyle
Stars: Emma Thompson, Robert Carlyle, James Cosmo
Trinta (2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Biopic about the late Joãozinho Trinta, a self-taught classical dancer who turned Rio's Carnival into an international phenomenon in the 1970s and '80s by directing parades for samba schools and putting focus on costumes and decor.

Director: Paulo Machline
Stars: Paolla Oliveira, Matheus Nachtergaele, Mariana Nunes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In Casteljaloux, a town in southwestern France, friendship, drunken nights, heat and tall tales set the pace of daily life. And here, men are Kings of the World. But when Jeannot gets out ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Laffargue
Stars: Sergi López, Eric Cantona, Céline Sallette
Jack Says (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Sébastien Betbeder
Stars: Pierre Rochefort, Vimala Pons, Eric Cantona
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.

Director: Thierry Binisti
Stars: Eric Cantona, Rachida Brakni, Caroline Silhol
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Cafe customer (as Peter Brown)
...
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
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 Dekalog (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Alone In The Make Out Room
Written by Stevens Adams, Jay Williams, Mike Roman, Gavin Johnson and Pinoy Gir
Performed by The Broken Family Band featuring Pinoy Gir
Published by Mute Songs Ltd
Courtesy of Track and Field Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Light comedy without much funny
9 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Jed (Hugh Bonneville) writes interviews. His latest being French romance director Thierry Grimandi. He is in a comfortable relationship with his girl Cheryl (Victoria Hamilton) for 10 years. When he asks her to marry him, she says no which sends their relationship spiraling. They get couple counseling where they are asked if they were ever in love. Directo Grimandi's musing on love forces him to reevaluate everything. Their best friends Marcus (Douglas Henshall) and Sophie (Anne-Marie Duff)'s relationship starts with her stopping him from committing suicide. Their bond seems unbreakable but even they are having problems as Marcus seems to be a clueless idiot.

This is a light comedy. It is so light that I didn't laugh much at all. Jed is hopelessly unromantic that he is actually annoying. He is deliberately clueless. Grimandi may be speaking a lot of overly complicated phrases but it's not that hard to understand. The only saving grace is the winning Hugh Bonneville. But even with him, I didn't find any of the relationships that compelling. I can't be required to care more about their relationship than the characters do.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?