A likable, sentimental, occasionally saccharine celebration of middle-class France and its likable children in the late 1950s and early 60s ...
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
A breezy, undemanding adaptation of the bestselling novels that broke box-office records in France in 2009.
| Original Score: 2/5
Meek French family entertainment, based on a series of children's books by René Goscinny, original writer of the Asterix strips.
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
A fun, sweet family film.
Needs sharper dialogue and some more original scenarios.
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.
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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.