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Le petit Nicolas (2009)

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This dark, slightly absurdist comedy from France topped the French box office in 2009, becoming a local phenomenon. It is narrated by Nicolas (Maxime Godart), an eight-year-old boy supremely happy with his loving, doting parents and a colorful group of friends. It seems that life couldn't possibly improve - until Nicolas eavesdrops on his folks and surmises that his mother is pregnant. Horrified, he envisions a scenario where a new baby brother arrives and crowds him out of the house, leaving

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He's charming and adorable to parents, yes - but you've got to wonder if kids will find this mummy's boy a bit wimpy.

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
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A likable, sentimental, occasionally saccharine celebration of middle-class France and its likable children in the late 1950s and early 60s ...

August 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

It presents a gently humorous, beautifully shot idyllic version of childhood, all blue skies, good manners and not a hair out of place. It's a nice place to visit for the duration.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

A breezy, undemanding adaptation of the bestselling novels that broke box-office records in France in 2009.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Meek French family entertainment, based on a series of children's books by René Goscinny, original writer of the Asterix strips.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

A fun, sweet family film.

July 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Needs sharper dialogue and some more original scenarios.

July 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

While eight-year-olds on up with love the scrapes and triumphs that the kids get themselves into, there is also a lot of pleasure to be had from an adult's perspective.

November 10, 2010 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
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July 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

Numa época em que o cinismo parece dominar boa parte das produções cinematográficas (mesmo aquelas voltadas para o público infantil), sua representa mais do que uma bem-vinda dose de ar fresco; é algo necessário e reconfortante.

July 3, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
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Highly recommend

Nowadays kids movie follow the same pattern, some how involving a secret pop star, or "The Rock", I had to search all the way, and find a french movie that surprised me, it showed me that this generation still has hope, but this time in french

This might be one of the best french films ever, the simple story, one eyed comedy keeps the story fluctuating. Little stories interconnect with each other, the story of a couple who hope to have a promotion by inviting the boss for dinner, and the story of their kid, Nicolas and his imagination, together with his gang, in total making this an amazing film

highly developed characters, an amazing script and cinematography, makes this one of the best french films, and children busters out, so don't keep taking your kid to watch "the Rock" being a tooth fairy, or take him to see some Disney Musical, make him a cult kid and take him to see, french films.

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July 15, 2010
PedroPauloA

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Fun to watch! A family film that does not insult the intelligence of adults. The kids are all brilliant and they play their parts perfectly.
January 1, 2010
Nutterjr

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This was an adorable movie! So, some things were a teensy bit over the top, but the premise was very cute and led to some funny moments. In fact, the laugh out loud factor was nearly embarrassing on the plane flight. :S
January 5, 2010
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Foreign Titles

  • Der kleine Nick (DE)
  • Little Nicholas (Le petit Nicolas) (CA)
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