Après vous (After You) Reviews

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August 27, 2005
This dumb romantic comedy is not in the same class with Jean Renoir's masterful Boudu Saved From Drowning, though it toys with the same plot line.
August 25, 2005
Although the ingredients are excellent, the result is an overcooked comedy more often provoking indigestion than laughter.
July 22, 2005
Auteuil... finds himself in Antoine's situation, helping out a hapless wreck and being dragged down in the process.
July 15, 2005
Apres Vous ... is less peculiar but considerably more contrived, more forced than Girl on the Bridge.
July 15, 2005
Unfolds with the light and civilized touch that Americans associate with French farce, but it's as contrived as any Hollywood comedy.
July 13, 2005
If anyone tries to insist that you come along to see the film, it's best to reply, Aprs vous, and then head in the other direction.
July 10, 2005
Plays like some kind of weak joke in which two men keep repeating the line to each other.
July 8, 2005
French fluff at its creepiest: illogical, exasperating, overlong and based on characters who are just as empty as the creatures who inhabit Hollywood fluff.
July 8, 2005
You should come out of a film like Apres Vous with your heart as light and fluffy as a souffle. But this farce, credited to four chefs, er, writers, is as heavy and leaden as meatloaf.
July 8, 2005
What started off as a mild but enjoyable comic trifle got progressively more irritating as it wore on for almost two hours.
July 7, 2005
The jokes run dry, the situation is redundant, the cast becomes tiresome and the running time is interminable.
July 7, 2005
From the beginning I found the plot contrivances more than a little forced, and the behavior of the various characters improbably extreme.
July 1, 2005
While this moment is situated as comedy, it also underlines the dishonesty at the center of Louis and Antoine's evolving symbiosis.
June 30, 2005
It has the makings of a farce -- a French farce, no less! -- but never fully embraces them.
June 30, 2005
Even the lights of Paris seem unusually dim in this limp, lackadaisical farce.
June 24, 2005
The misunderstandings and crisscrossing agendas never build to critical mass; the movie doesn't go insane, and it needs to.
June 17, 2005
Lacks farcical insanity and settles for being a sitcom, not a very good one.
June 9, 2005
The story crash-lands in contrivance, losing its way in the third act.
June 8, 2005
flat and simplistic
June 3, 2005
A French romantic comedy that goes nowhere.
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