Down 5,224 this week

Etienne! (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  3 September 2010 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 52 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 11 critic

After Richard finds out that his best and only friend, a dwarf hamster named Etienne, has terminal cancer, he decides to take his pocket pet on a bicycle road trip to show him the world before he has to put him to sleep.



0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 107 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
a list of 1665 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
a list of 29 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
a list of 10 titles
created 20 Jan 2014
list image
a list of 220 titles
created 10 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Etienne!" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Etienne! (2009)

Etienne! (2009) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Etienne!.
2 wins. See more awards »


1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Treasure Island I (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This film has nothing to do with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Rather this movie is about the World War II naval base called Treasure Island that was located in San Francisco Bay.... See full summary »

Director: Scott King
Stars: Lance Baker, Nick Offerman, Jonah Blechman
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A married Seattle couple struggle in their relationship as they approach the millennium, each looking for new directions in their life. He dreams of shedding all material worth and going on... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Lachow
Stars: Megan Murphy, Jeff Weatherford, John Holyoke
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Dan Kapelovitz
Stars: Chip The Black Boy, Don Bolles, Karen Centerfold
Biography | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.

Director: Caveh Zahedi
Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Christoff Colas, Rebecca Lord
Godspeed (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

"Godspeed" is an intense, dramatic thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard is a modern day faith healer, a man who claims that if you let go and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Saitzyk
Stars: Joseph McKelheer, Cory Knauf, Courtney Halverson
Spiral I (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life.... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Green, Joel David Moore
Stars: Joel David Moore, Amber Tamblyn, Zachary Levi
#Stuck (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A hot one-night stand turns into an awkward morning after when GUY and HOLLY get STUCK in a dead-stopped traffic jam. As they begrudgingly get know each other, we learn of their sexually ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Acher
Stars: Madeline Zima, Joel David Moore, Abraham Benrubi


Credited cast:
Richard Vallejos ...
Megan Taylor Harvey ...
Man in Coat
Matt Garron ...
Rachel Stolte ...
Solon Bixler ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diane Alexander ...
Tim Armstrong ...
David Bou ...
Disgruntled Gentleman
Rinalda Caduff ...
One-eyed Woman
David Chien ...
Asian Dude in Underwear
Kenley Gaffke ...
Hostel Clerk


After Richard finds out that his best and only friend, a dwarf hamster named Etienne, has terminal cancer, he decides to take his pocket pet on a bicycle road trip to show him the world before he has to put him to sleep.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


a film about the little things in life





Official Sites:



Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great soundtrack can't fix some bad acting
14 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the 4 movies I was able to catch at CineVegas this year. I feel that I need to digest the other 3 a little longer before I can write about them. Etienne, however, I could not get out of my head after seeing it--and not in a good way. I am ready to say this movie has a few bright spots but is mostly a waste of time.

I see on IMDb this movie is still considered in "post-production" (and the director prior to the film made some allusion to that as he apologized for the poor-quality transfer he brought to show). Unfortunately, finished or not, there is no hope for fixing this movie.

The bright spots: a fantastic soundtrack, Courtney Halverson (who is on screen for only a few minutes but I was lucky to watch a few hours later in her fine new movie Godspeed which also played at CineVegas), Megan Harvey (who plays Elody and is a major player starting in the 2nd act), and Caveh Zahedi (who plays a pinhole camera enthusiast encountered separately by the two main characters). With a little more exploration on IMDb I see that people I mention above are the only experienced actors on the film. Mizushima also clumsily works Great Northern into the plot but they make up for it by delivering a couple of beautiful tracks.

Which brings us to the reason this movie, despite an endearing setup, had no chance from the beginning: it was full of bad acting in major roles. Those who stand least among all are Richard (the main character! who is on screen nearly the entire film and does not make more than one facial expression), Richard's roommate Matt, and Richard's co-worker/friend Molly (awkward like a baby giraffe).

I've seen good movies with less talent and less eye toward "craft" but those movies only work when they are overflowing with "heart." The people who made this film probably worked very hard. It takes time, money, blood, sweat, etc. But the feeling I was left with after the screening is that they just didn't care enough--like the filmmakers just could not be bothered to try hard and take something seriously.

I guess the lesson for aspiring filmmakers is to think twice before you give your friends with no acting experience a major role in your movie. I'm grateful, at least, to have been introduced to Great Northern.

5 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack artists' names splunge-10
Discuss Etienne! (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: