Adventures of Felix Reviews

  • Nov 25, 2010

    This is a beautiful, unpretentious film. Sami Bouajila is gorgeous as is his portrayal of Felix and Patachou as Mathilde was perfectly cast and brilliantly played. If you're studying French, or just a casual student of language and come across the term "Joie de vivre", then look no further than this film for its definition because they fit each other to a T. I've often lamented the sad state of American mainstream film but if you care to see a film done right and without a hundred million dollar budget, here it is. What the French do right seems so effortless, too; a simple story, exception players, film it in France. Olivier Ducastel has my vote for Director of the Century, just from this one film.

    This is a beautiful, unpretentious film. Sami Bouajila is gorgeous as is his portrayal of Felix and Patachou as Mathilde was perfectly cast and brilliantly played. If you're studying French, or just a casual student of language and come across the term "Joie de vivre", then look no further than this film for its definition because they fit each other to a T. I've often lamented the sad state of American mainstream film but if you care to see a film done right and without a hundred million dollar budget, here it is. What the French do right seems so effortless, too; a simple story, exception players, film it in France. Olivier Ducastel has my vote for Director of the Century, just from this one film.

  • Oct 22, 2009

    This was a tolerable movie. Not impressive by any means. You can find racism everywhere, appreciate the love that you already have

    This was a tolerable movie. Not impressive by any means. You can find racism everywhere, appreciate the love that you already have

  • Jun 01, 2009

    Perhaps only French could make a potentially gloomy background (Felix, the main character, is a gay, HIV+, Arabian in France who has just being laid-off; with a paternity question) into something so positive, optimistic & laid-back.

    Perhaps only French could make a potentially gloomy background (Felix, the main character, is a gay, HIV+, Arabian in France who has just being laid-off; with a paternity question) into something so positive, optimistic & laid-back.

  • Mar 20, 2009

    Life is a journey.. Family is those who cares about you.. Patachou and Sami is just great in this. Enjoyable.

    Life is a journey.. Family is those who cares about you.. Patachou and Sami is just great in this. Enjoyable.

  • Mar 04, 2009

    It's an interesting concept, and although the story is good, it does sometimes get a bit weird. But overall, it is an okay movie.

    It's an interesting concept, and although the story is good, it does sometimes get a bit weird. But overall, it is an okay movie.

  • Jan 01, 2009

    una road movie bien particular Felix se pone en búsqueda de su padre que nunca ha visto pero en el camino descubre a una verdadera familia todos ellos desconocidos

    una road movie bien particular Felix se pone en búsqueda de su padre que nunca ha visto pero en el camino descubre a una verdadera familia todos ellos desconocidos

  • Nov 03, 2008

    road movie francesa si bien no es excelente si nos presenta un concepto de familia, genial muy parecido al mio jejeje...

    road movie francesa si bien no es excelente si nos presenta un concepto de familia, genial muy parecido al mio jejeje...

  • Aug 16, 2008

    French gay film that explores the possibility of alternative family structures, and asks why we nonsensically give priority to biological ties. Conceptually, I liked it. But narratively it was just a boring movie.

    French gay film that explores the possibility of alternative family structures, and asks why we nonsensically give priority to biological ties. Conceptually, I liked it. But narratively it was just a boring movie.

  • Jul 12, 2008

    Not the cat, a handsome young French man who goes on a solo road trip to meet his father and along the way meets some interesting characters. There is brief full frontal when he cheats on his boyfriend. I enjoyed this film.

    Not the cat, a handsome young French man who goes on a solo road trip to meet his father and along the way meets some interesting characters. There is brief full frontal when he cheats on his boyfriend. I enjoyed this film.

  • May 15, 2008

    7.5/10. What a wonderful and warm film, beautifully acted with outstanding character development. Touching and sensitively directed. Great story that is always interesting. Excellent score.

    7.5/10. What a wonderful and warm film, beautifully acted with outstanding character development. Touching and sensitively directed. Great story that is always interesting. Excellent score.