L'Auberge Espagnole Reviews
April 24, 2006
[Its] cheery characters are ultimately stuck wending their way through wackily contrived scenarios fit for a sitcom.
December 12, 2004
Frothy ensemble comedy/romance flick.
September 1, 2004
European Union navel-gazing plus braying youth worship equals L' Auberge Espagnol.
May 21, 2004
There isn't enough story or character development to make this into the breathtaking escapade Klapisch seems to have aspired to.
July 30, 2003
Crams a whole season of Real World fights, flings, cover-ups and send-off parties into one bloated pastry of a film.
July 25, 2003
Even when I was in grad school, I'd have found this film excruciatingly long, juvenile, self-indulgent and implausible.
July 16, 2003
June 27, 2003
There are potentially interesting characters that go underdeveloped and even more potentially fascinating ideas that are given short shrift.
June 20, 2003
I party heartier than these generically attractive twentysomethings.
June 11, 2003
You know how some people try to cram 48 hours into a 24-hour day? Well, those people now have a movie to call their own.
June 5, 2003
Imagine an average episode of Friends with subtitles, more sex and less laughs.
May 23, 2003
This mushy tale of twenty-something angst is like a Euro version of Reality Bites.
May 17, 2003
Watching L'Auberge Espagnole is like seeing the young Maoist revolutionaries of Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 La Chinoise body-snatched by the international touring company of Up With People.
May 16, 2003
Klapisch and smug narrator-hero Xavier (Romain Duris) seem certain that we requested a picture of international student life at its most superficial and eventless.
May 16, 2003
It's a situation looking for comedy, which Klapisch and his young cast only occasionally deliver.