fun, irresistibly charming and very genuinely felt
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 3/4
L'auberge espagnole or The Spanish apartment is a lovable, cozy mess just like its architectural setting.
...not a difficult movie to criticize, [but] a hard movie not to like.
| Original Score: B
The episodic L'auberge Espangnole is like a younger and European version of Friends.
| Original Score: 2.75/5
Deft, exhilarating comedy
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Não funciona apenas como retrato da globalização e do choque de culturas, mas também como a jornada pessoal de um jovem rumo à definição de sua vida
| Original Score: 5/5
Yet another example of writer/director Klapisch's way of finding fresh new insights within the most mundane of circumstances.
| Original Score: 3/5
Klapisch has imbued the film with such energy and such insight that his themes linger on the palate, like the aftertaste of a fine French or Spanish or Italian or German or whatever wine.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
It's a rarity, a comedy about young adults that does not laugh at their inexperience, and remains accessible even to old fogies.
A film whose limitations are the same as its appeal: It's a bauble.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Since for most of us, it's too late to pack a suitcase, spend a year in beautiful Barcelona, and fall so easily in and out of love, "L'Auberge Espagnole" is a lovely cinematic diversion.
It's apt to leave American viewers with a depressing sense of cultural inferiority when these characters are weighed against the classless, clueless, horny drunks that populate our own equivalents of Klapisch's film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Think of L'Auberge Espagnole, a French comedy-drama about a gang of international exchange students living together in Barcelona, as Friends -- the International Edition.
| Original Score: 7/10
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.
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.
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.
It features four of the most erotically and emotionally delectable female performances I have seen in one film this year.
Un cuadro honesto e imaginativo sobre las expectativas juveniles, los amores imposibles, los enredos del crecer, el descubrimiento de otros mundos.