I Want to Go Home (1989)

I Want to Go Home





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American humorist Jules Feiffer and French director Alain Resnais are oddly paired for this satirical comedy about an American cartoonist in Paris. Adolph Green is a stunner as Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist traveling abroad for the first time. In tow is Lena Apthrop (Linda Lavin), and the two are ostensibly journeying to Paris to attend a comic-strip exhibition in which Wellman's work is included. But it turns out the exhibition is just an excuse for Wellman to track down his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jules Feiffer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 19, 2008

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as Joey Wellman

as Christian Gauthier

as Lena Apthrop

as Elise Wellman

as Isabelle Gauthier

as Tery Armstrong

as Harry Dempsey

as Dora Dempsey

as Secretary of Gauthie...

as Mrs Roget

as The tired woman
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Critic Reviews for I Want to Go Home

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Resnais and Feiffer make for an odd pairing, as their satire falls almost flat on its face because it lacks wit, charm and sensibility.

Full Review… | February 28, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film never ceases to be obnoxious.

Full Review… | March 6, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

I Want to Go Home has a splenetic oddball quality at odds with the evanescent tendencies of Alain Resnais' later films.

Full Review… | February 20, 2008
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for I Want to Go Home

What a mess. Resnais must have been drunk when he made this. A satire about American-French relations with a bizarre cast. Adolph Green gives one of the most obnoxious performances ever as an American cartoonist who goes to Paris to visit his estranged daughter. Depardieu can't speak proper English. The film culminates in a Rules of the Game-ish costume party. It ends up as pretty much a live action cartoon.

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