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Le Placard

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2001 1:36 am
by Bleu
I've read a couple reviews of this new French film, but I'd like to hear from anyone out there whose seen it already (I don't think it's been in US theatres for very long).

Re: Le Placard

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:52 pm
by London_Sound
Bleu...

I saw Le Placard a couple of weeks ago because I'm a big Auteuil fan. Truth be told, it's a very mediocre movie, despite its good cast. There are nice moments in it (particularly the scenes with Auteuil and his next door neighbor), but too often, it chooses to descend into broad, idiotic situations. It's the sort of movie I'd recommend not traveling far to see, or seeing it in a double feature.

Re: Le Placard

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:55 pm
by London_Sound
Oh and I should add that I saw it with a large audience and it seemed to be a big crowd pleaser. Perhaps my mild dislike of it puts me in the minority.

Re: Le Placard

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2001 5:28 pm
by D-rel
I saw "Le Placard," with an older audience, and they seemed to be laughing it up. I feel like it's got that old-style screwball pacing and cleverness. In any case, I (20) enjoyed it. It had the kind of wit you miss in most modern comedies, and great deadpan performances by some of France's best actors. As Roger Ebert once said, the funniest movies feature characters who don't KNOW they're being funny. Adam Sandler, on the other hand, always seems to be grinning at his own stupid jokes.

Re: Le Placard

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 6:01 pm
by Lafleurette
I agree with London The placard is very mediocre. With all that fanfare it was worth barely a smile.