The Taste of Others (2000)

The Taste of Others



Critic Consensus: The Taste of Others is a fresh, witty comedy about the attraction of opposites. The characters are well-drawn and engaging and their social interactions believable.

Movie Info

Agnes Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy "Berenice" in order to see his niece play a bit part. He is taken with the play's strangely familiar-looking leading lady Clara Devaux (Anne Alvaro). During the course of the show, Castella soon remembers that he once hired and then promptly fired the actress as an … More

Rating: R (For language and drug content)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 2002
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as Clara

as Valerie

as The Director

as The Secretary

as Castella's Father

as Passer-By

as Virginie

as Hedda's Husband
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Critic Reviews for The Taste of Others

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (27)

Succeeds with believable characters and situations born of lives well studied.

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The movie's unique appeal lies less in the style than the substance -- particularly, in the emerging hero at the centre of the tale.

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Slyly written, the intelligent social satire is surely acted and ... confidently, ably directed.

Full Review… | September 13, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

There are some things the French do better than we do, and the small movie is one.

Full Review… | June 29, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

A worldly-wise, compassionate and charmingly acted Gallic comedy.

Full Review… | June 29, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Confirms that France may be producing, per capita, more good films than any country on the globe.

June 15, 2001
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Taste of Others


Jean-Jacques, businessman gets smitten by Clara, actress and English teacher, and gets out of his depth amongst her arty friends. I liked this film. It showed a real grasp of the complexities of attraction and how one mans unrequited love is another woman's unappreciated attention.
And it has a happy ending too. I'm a sucker for a happy ending..

Lesley N

Super Reviewer


Most of the times, If you go deep into people, you´ll find that they are better than you thought at first. But those good qualities might inflict pain.

Emilio-Adolfo Rivero

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