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

David Rooney
Variety
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July 1, 2010

Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Yet another example of writer/director Klapisch's way of finding fresh new insights within the most mundane of circumstances.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2003
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A film whose limitations are the same as its appeal: It's a bauble.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 17, 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
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
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
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
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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 30, 2003
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's a movie that feels rich in possibility, like the time of life it depicts, and creates a sunniness that lingers long after the credits roll.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 30, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A love song to the new Europe ... and a snapshot of a polyglot gang on the cusp of kind-of- reckless youth and responsibility- burdened adulthood.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 29, 2003
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Funny, smart and sexy, not to mention the best advertisement for the euro I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 23, 2003
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's an exhilarating, funny, very sweet movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 23, 2003
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Now and again, L'Auberge makes a leap. The light catches it just right, and up flashes a pleasing insight about the state of the European union.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 23, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Imagine the American students in The Real Cancun as if they were literate, cosmopolitan and not substance abusers, and you've got it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Barcelona lends an intoxicating sparkle to a movie that's best when it speaks with affection for its youthful characters, inhabitants of an untidy world in which no dirty dish wants for company in a crowded kitchen sink.

| Original Score: B

May 23, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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There's a reason this warm, stylish human comedy was a big hit all across the Continent: It conveys a new generation's conviction that borders no longer matter.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Could be to today's adventurous young what the films of Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer were to the children of the '60s: hip, entertaining and so relevant they made American movies seem trifling and phony by comparison.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 23, 2003
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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[Klapisch] forces us to notice the ordinary details we ordinarily sleepwalk through.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2003
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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With such a large cast there's not a whole heck of a lot for everybody to do, but the characters are fleshed out well enough by the writing and the talented ensemble cast.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

May 22, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... a lot of nice touches.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 19, 2003
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Watching L'Auberge Espagnole is like seeing the young Maoist revolutionaries of Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 La Chinoise body-snatched by the international touring company of Up With People.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

May 17, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It energetically captures the frenzied pace of contemporary existence, the complexities of life in a multicultural world, the rootless joys of living in a foreign city and the heady world of possibilities one envisions while in college.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's the last year of free time. The last year of hanging out. The last year to spend on simply living. Few movies have ever conveyed that sense so well.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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Klapisch and smug narrator-hero Xavier (Romain Duris) seem certain that we requested a picture of international student life at its most superficial and eventless.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

May 16, 2003
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Presents an appealing and persuasive picture of European integration, in which national differences, which once sparked military and political conflict, are preserved because they make life sexier and more interesting.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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It's a situation looking for comedy, which Klapisch and his young cast only occasionally deliver.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

May 16, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Soft, sugary and sitcomish confection.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 16, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A lighthearted, good-natured motion picture that contains enough humor to leaven the tone and keep the drama from becoming too serious.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

May 15, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The film snaps, crackles and pops with visual ingenuity.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 15, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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L'auberge espagnole is so full and nourishing that even with a two-hour-plus running time, it's sad to see it end.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 15, 2003
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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[Klapisch] lets Xavier's year abroad unfold with the right wandering touch of pleasure, nostalgia, and wistful exploration.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

May 14, 2003
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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Cédric Klapisch has been compared to Truffaut, but the new-waver's weakness for glib sentimentalism seems to have left the biggest impression on L'Auberge Espagnole.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 13, 2003
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