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L'Auberge Espagnole (Pot Luck)(Euro Pudding)(The Spanish Apartment) Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

We watch these young people as they experiment, grow and learn, and when the movie finally ends after two hours, we're sorry to leave them behind.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2003
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There are potentially interesting characters that go underdeveloped and even more potentially fascinating ideas that are given short shrift.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 27, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Xavier, the movie's center, is unfortunately one of the less interesting people in L'Auberge Espagnole, but the lovable chaos that swirls about him makes up for that.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2003
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

Does start off slowly and is consistently hobbled by Duris' bland performance and the equally bland character he portrays, but eventually it settles into a pleasing rhythm and mood.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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It features four of the most erotically and emotionally delectable female performances I have seen in one film this year.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 26, 2003
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Un cuadro honesto e imaginativo sobre las expectativas juveniles, los amores imposibles, los enredos del crecer, el descubrimiento de otros mundos.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total

June 25, 2003
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

Writer/director Cédric Klapisch plays the youthful-exuberance card for all it's worth, often coming up with a winning hand.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 20, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Much of the charm of this film is in its understanding of the great fluidity of romantic relationships -- especially before people decide to settle down.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 20, 2003
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

I party heartier than these generically attractive twentysomethings.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 20, 2003

I was waiting for some massive disaster to strike, for lessons to be learned, & for some sort of change or closure to develop. Damn French filmmakers.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 18, 2003
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

All in all, Klapisch's style approximates the excitement of the French New Wave of the late 1950s.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 4/4

June 13, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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As he did in When the Cat's Away, Klapisch demonstrates an understanding for the way young people caught between the demands of adulthood and their lingering adolescence behave.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

June 13, 2003
Pete Croatto

You know how some people try to cram 48 hours into a 24-hour day? Well, those people now have a movie to call their own.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

June 11, 2003
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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It's hard to complain about a film that combines Paris and the city in the world that is most like it.

June 11, 2003
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

French writer-director Cédric Klapisch's movies are fun to watch because he's got a gift for achieving a seemingly impossible balance. He can vividly capture the uniqueness of his locales (like Paris or Barcelona) but make his stories appealingly universa

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 8/10

June 8, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

You've seen this before, and you'll see it again, but L'Auberge Espagnole is a pleasant enough way to spend a couple of hours.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

June 8, 2003
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Full though shallow, a swell trip to Barcelona.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2003
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Whether you're a frat guy from the '50s or live in a 21st-century coed dorm, L'Auberge Espagnole's celebration of a certain time, a certain place, a certain community is engagingly recognizable.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

June 6, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Despite the movie's lack of narrative discipline, it grows on you, in part because it's so easy to identify with these characters.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B-

June 5, 2003
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Warm without sentimentality, funny without jokes, rich in character without caricature, it hits that rare spot where we receive intense pleasure at the recognition of truth.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 5, 2003
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