A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters.

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Riad Sattouf
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Vincent Lacoste ... Hervé
Anthony Sonigo ... Camel
Alice Tremolière Alice Tremolière ... Aurore
Julie Scheibling Julie Scheibling ... Laura
Robin Nizan-Duverger Robin Nizan-Duverger ... Benjamin
Baptiste Huet Baptiste Huet ... Loïc
Simon Barbery Simon Barbery ... Mohamed
Meryl Andreys Meryl Andreys ... Camille
Noémie Lvovsky ... La mère d'Hervé
Valeria Golino ... La fille de la vidéo
Irène Jacob ... La mère d'Aurore
Emmanuelle Devos ... La directrice
Marjane Satrapi ... La vendeuse du magasin de musique
Christophe Vandevelde Christophe Vandevelde ... Le père d'Hervé
Yannig Samot Yannig Samot ... Le beau-père d'Hervé
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A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Boys will be boys and girls will or won't help them
19 January 2010 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

Teenagers saga, topic visited many time by film makers, for me this one is fresh funny and sincere. I won't draw comparison with others as I feel it stands OK on its own. I left France 40 years ago and my teenage day was quite different on the ethnicity mix and the freedom of sexual expression that exists today. Yet I could associate so well with my own teenagers' experiences. Although the movie does deal a lot with sexual issues; and why not if it's about teenagers growing up. The film also deals with other relevant issues. I'm a little taking aback by the tittle chosen for English language "French Kissers". In my view it reduces the expectation of the potential viewer to something a little more trivial than what this movie is about. I even read a comment that explained why it was so named! My learning and understanding of the expression "french kiss" is somehow fairly specific and I could not relate to it appropriately further than a play on word. I wish I had the skill to translate meaningfully what "Les Beaux Gosses" conveys. I'm not happy with "the beaut kids" or " the great kids" but it's around this idea. And the idea in "beau gosse" is someone who think he or she's ready to put one over you but smoothly with a smile, weather or not it will happen. If I had to put a title in English for it I probably would have called it LOL, yes because this film is not threatening anyone and does touch people in a way they most likely will relate with it on way or the other, but whatever you will laugh out loudly. If you don't I don't envy you!


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France

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French

Release Date:

10 June 2009 (France) See more »

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The French Kissers See more »

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Paris, France See more »

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$7,969,540
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Dolby Digital

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