Going Places (1974)




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This film features Gerard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere as a pair of sociopaths wending their way across France. Though Depardieu is the more dominant of the two, both men are equally culpable in their disregard for common decency. They are particularly rough on women, even the like-minded Miou-Miou.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Philippe Dumarcay, Bertrand Blier
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 22, 2002
Franco London Films


as Jean-Claude

as Marie-Ange

as Jeanne Pirolle

as Jacques Pirolle

as Young Mother

as Jacqueline

as Jacqueline's mother

as Jacqueline's father

as Beautician

as Garage Owner

as Market Manager

as Car Owner

as Doctor's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Going Places

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | November 26, 2008
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

... Blier's portrait of showy machismo, reflexive bad behavior and empty pleasure is his sad commentary on seventies culture.

Full Review… | December 17, 2011
Turner Classic Movies Online

The view of desperate braggadocio behind the "lyrical" romping is withering

Full Review… | September 6, 2009

Audience Reviews for Going Places

an anarchic road trip movie, very much of it's time (1970s). the french title les valseuses translates to 'the waltzers,' a slang term for testicles, so the film should probably be called 'the balls.' there's plenty of sex as the two buddies try to make every woman they encounter, in between robberies and stealing cars. jeanne moreau has a touching role as an older woman just released from prison and also look for a very young isabelle huppert. much fun and not for the prudish.

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


I only wish I had seen it when I was a teenager. Very pleasant, often very funny, lots of nacked women. It interesting to see how society might have evolved hadn't it been for AIDS.

Bizarro comedy from Bertrand Blier, in which two petty criminals spend their time aimlessly trying to get laid and score enough money to get by on. Very chauvinistic and occasionally disturbing, it has enough WTF moments to keep the viewer involved.

Worth a rental easily.

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