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Lascars (2009)

Tony and Jose are best friends and petty crooks, but tension strikes the duo when Jose falls for the rich Clemence and wants to go straight.
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Credited cast:
Vincent Cassel ... Tony Merguez (voice)
Diane Kruger ... Clémence Santiepi (voice)
Izm Izm ... José Frelate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frédérique Bel ... Manuella (voice)
Hafid F. Benamar Hafid F. Benamar ... Momo (voice)
Delfynn Delage ... Cindy - l'actrice de X (voice) (as Delynn Delage)
Vincent Desagnat ... John Boolman (voice)
Diam's Diam's ... Jenny (voice)
Dan Herzberg ... Le maître-nageur / Un gamin / Des voisins / Des lascars (voice)
Eric Judor ... Le vendeur chinois / Le douanier #2 (voice)
Gilles Lellouche ... Zoran (voice)
François Levantal François Levantal ... Le juge Santiepi (voice)
Ismaël Sy Savané Ismaël Sy Savané ... José Frelate
Franck Sinius Franck Sinius ... Casimir (voice)
Omar Sy ... Narbé (voice)
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Tony and Jose are best friends and petty crooks, but tension strikes the duo when Jose falls for the rich Clemence and wants to go straight.

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A sad waste of talent
21 September 2019 | by Dar_SargentSee all my reviews

Lascars is yet another example of what happens all too often when people want to make an animated movie for adults. They're too concerned with proving that it isn't for kids, so they spend all their effort on awful Family Guy-quality writing, where every joke is simply acknowledging that sex and drugs exist. If you have a mental age above 13, this movie will be a horribly insulting waste of your time.

The animation, designs, color work, all the technical aspects show a lot of talent and effort. It's heartbreaking to see that so many talented people wasted their work on such a lazy, garbage script.

On every level the story is an obnoxious failure. There is a generic plot about two stoner friends trying to make some money and impress a rich girl. One friend is slightly more serious and one is slightly more goofy, but they are otherwise the exact same character copy-pasted. They don't have any funny dynamic together, they're just 2 boring losers who bumble around for 90 minutes. Each scene is a lame skit that hits you over the head with a one-note joke that never amounts to anything.

The content of this film is really nothing but entry-level "ha ha, sex exists" and "ha ha, drugs exist" humor with no irony or effort. I've already compared it to Family Guy, but the "comedy" in this movie is honestly even lazier.

Outside of that, you have painfully sexist material in which one of the sleazy heroes thinks his new rich girlfriend just might be cheating on him, so he trashes her house with a huge party, he makes out with as many girls as he can, he never learns any lesson or does anything to redeem himself... and then the rich girl STILL comes back to him in the end like a loyal pet. That's the film's "happy ending." I can excuse filmmakers who come from a narrow-minded background and reflect this in some unintentional way. But no matter how you slice it, this movie has an in-your-face message that's utterly vile. It paints this horrible person as the good guy and presents the woman as a trophy who deserves no self-respect.

In making this trash, the filmmakers show horrible disrespect for their hard-working crew, for their audience, and for anyone who enjoys animation. They seem to say "if you like cartoons, you deserve garbage." If you want to watch an animated film for adults in an urban setting with some raunchy humor, see Nerdland instead. It has actual characters, an actual plot, and actually gives you an entertaining story instead of wasting your time. France may have a reputation for producing classy animation, but Lascars is a moronic, depressing and insulting exception to that trend.


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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

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Language:

French

Release Date:

17 June 2009 (France) See more »

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Round Da Way See more »

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EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,813,882
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