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Little Nicholas (2009)

Le petit Nicolas (original title)
Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

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Maxime Godart ...
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François-Xavier Demaison ...
Michel Duchaussoy ...
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Daniel Prévost ...
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Le ministre
Anémone ...
Mlle Navarin
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La fleuriste
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Charles Vaillant ...
Victor Carles ...
Benjamin Averty ...
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Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant! He panics and envisions the worst. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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30 September 2009 (France)  »

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Trivia

At one point one of the boys brings French magazine "Pilote" which features part of the first "Asterix" comic story and the boys get the idea to scam people into thinking they invented the magic potion from "Asterix". Both "Asterix" and "Le petit Nicholas" where created by Rene Goscinny in 1959. The scam also mimics the scene from the very first Asterix story where Getafix the Druid and Asterix trick the Roman soldiers into thinking they drink the magic potion. See more »

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After the production companies involved, the opening credits only continue after a seven-minute introduction of the main and supporting characters. See more »

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Followed by Les vacances du petit Nicolas (2014) See more »

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Starlight Serenade
Written by Alan Moorhouse
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As in an old ad, Little But Strong (Screen)
20 December 2009 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

To be honest, this movie didn't appeal to me because I couldn't stand the sugary nostalgia of this old France. But the kid wanted to see it again, so I complied.

And I realized that my feeling was very wrong: the movie is a tender and accurate vision of the world through the children eyes. They see it in a way opposite to adults. Thus, it was a perfect movie for the kid and it brought me very old memories about my childhood.

The cast is terrific: Kad Merad as a father can show all his big heart. Among the kids, Clotaire was my favorite with his dreamy and dumb attitude. And it's funny because he could act for the son of the actress Cecile de France.

But, rather than a great movie, it is a great adaptation because we mustn't forget that it's actually a collection of illustrated stories. And I find that the opening credits, which look like strips are the best idea ever for any adaptation movie!


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