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The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour)

The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour) (1996)

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Two men with seemingly nothing in common become unlikely friends in this drama from France. Harry (Daniel Auteuil) is a salesman working for a large but faceless corporation, where he's become a success at the expense of his personal life. His wife Julie (Miou-Miou), frustrated by his lack of concern for his family, has divorced him, and while he still has visitation rights to his children, he manages to forget when it's his weekend with his daughters, and he neglects to pick them up at the

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Try imagining Rain Man without the laughs but with fantasy sequences featuring a Mexican singer in garb out of Chevy Chase's Three Amigos! and a mouse.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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A buoyant spiritual film that celebrates the mysteries of friendship and precious moments of wonder when life sparkles.

March 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Audience Reviews for The Eighth Day (Le Huitième Jour)

A beautiful and powerful, Van Dormael's film is magic and present wonderful works of Mr. Auteuil and Mr. Duquenne.
January 1, 2012
Lucas Martins

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Hm, so it seems I'm once again in minority (well, that's not unusual). I found it neither funny enough nor emotional enough. And the major problem: I despise it heavily when logic is defied for the sake of entertainment, while it could have been made equally entertaining while still maintaining (more or less) logic. The movie is way too cheesy for its own good. Harry's attachment to Georges, an invalid stranger, was quite abrupt and seemed forced. Why doesn't he leave him when he gets out of his car? He too wishes to get rid of him at that time. But suddenly he develops a special feeling for him and begins to care for him more than George's own sister. Okay, I understand that he gets soft for him because he also shares the feeling of being abandoned. The relationship could have been better established without sacrificing entertainment. The way the sequences are handled in this movie is quite poor, IMHO. Surely, it reminds one of Rain Man which was far better than this one. I'd rather watch Rain Man umpteenth times than watch this one again. It neither generates enough laughs (I laughed only when Harry was getting beaten by the truck driver) nor enough emotions to moist your eyes.
February 14, 2011
imrealgod

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Very touching Movie. Tissue required to watch this Movie.
December 22, 2009
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