L'Auberge Espagnole Reviews

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October 17, 2003
Yet another example of writer/director Klapisch's way of finding fresh new insights within the most mundane of circumstances.
October 17, 2003
A film whose limitations are the same as its appeal: It's a bauble.
June 26, 2003
It features four of the most erotically and emotionally delectable female performances I have seen in one film this year.
June 20, 2003
Much of the charm of this film is in its understanding of the great fluidity of romantic relationships -- especially before people decide to settle down.
June 13, 2003
As he did in When the Cat's Away, Klapisch demonstrates an understanding for the way young people caught between the demands of adulthood and their lingering adolescence behave.
June 11, 2003
It's hard to complain about a film that combines Paris and the city in the world that is most like it.
June 6, 2003
Whether you're a frat guy from the '50s or live in a 21st-century coed dorm, L'Auberge Espagnole's celebration of a certain time, a certain place, a certain community is engagingly recognizable.
June 5, 2003
Despite the movie's lack of narrative discipline, it grows on you, in part because it's so easy to identify with these characters.
June 5, 2003
Warm without sentimentality, funny without jokes, rich in character without caricature, it hits that rare spot where we receive intense pleasure at the recognition of truth.
May 30, 2003
It's a movie that feels rich in possibility, like the time of life it depicts, and creates a sunniness that lingers long after the credits roll.
May 29, 2003
A love song to the new Europe ... and a snapshot of a polyglot gang on the cusp of kind-of- reckless youth and responsibility- burdened adulthood.
May 23, 2003
Funny, smart and sexy, not to mention the best advertisement for the euro I've ever seen.
May 23, 2003
It's an exhilarating, funny, very sweet movie.
May 23, 2003
Now and again, L'Auberge makes a leap. The light catches it just right, and up flashes a pleasing insight about the state of the European union.
May 23, 2003
Imagine the American students in The Real Cancun as if they were literate, cosmopolitan and not substance abusers, and you've got it.
May 23, 2003
Barcelona lends an intoxicating sparkle to a movie that's best when it speaks with affection for its youthful characters, inhabitants of an untidy world in which no dirty dish wants for company in a crowded kitchen sink.
May 23, 2003
There's a reason this warm, stylish human comedy was a big hit all across the Continent: It conveys a new generation's conviction that borders no longer matter.
May 23, 2003
Could be to today's adventurous young what the films of Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer were to the children of the '60s: hip, entertaining and so relevant they made American movies seem trifling and phony by comparison.
May 22, 2003
[Klapisch] forces us to notice the ordinary details we ordinarily sleepwalk through.
May 22, 2003
With such a large cast there's not a whole heck of a lot for everybody to do, but the characters are fleshed out well enough by the writing and the talented ensemble cast.
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