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Movie Info

An adolescent boy tries to fit in with people.

Cast & Crew

Meryl Andreys
Camille
Noémie Lvovsky
La mère d'Hervé
Valeria Golino
La fille de la vidéo
Irène Jacob
La mère d'Aurore
Riad Sattouf
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Marc Syrigas
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Laurent Benaïm
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Dominique Colin
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Virginie Bruant
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Mélanie Gautier
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Critic Reviews for The French Kissers

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (1)

  • As demeaning as it may be to present French Kissers as a Gallic version of Gregg Mottola's Superbad, the comparison is necessary to show how Riad Sattouf's film differs from Mottola's in its hormone-crazed nostalgia.

    February 25, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The script covers the same things as most teen movies -- getting together, breaking up, being horrible, making up, yelling at your parents -- but Sattouf makes it fresh with credible performances from these non-actors.

    January 10, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • How many teen comedies do you see where the hero is troubled by pimples -- and not just a token few? That's an early sign that Riad Sattouf's funny first feature isn't going to play by the rules.

    December 23, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Those who feel subtitles inherently mean a dull night at the cinema, would be well advised to try French Kissers or as it should be known France 90210.

    December 23, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • First-time director Riad Sattouf, known in France for his comic strips, clearly knows his subject in this pimples-and-all foray into the tumultuous lives of young, hormone-enraged teenagers.

    December 15, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • The John Hughes-style teen comedy has been revived in France. The French Kissers is funny because it rings true, in any language.

    December 4, 2009

Audience Reviews for The French Kissers

  • Jul 25, 2010
    So charming! Fresh, credible and painfully funny. The French approach to the hormonally charged coming of age tale might be more realistic than its American T&A laden counterparts, but that's not to say <i>Les Beaux Gosses</i> skimps on the obligatory gross-out moments and bodily fluids that are as much a part of growing up as zits and rebellion. An often slapstick, too close for comfort look at growing up.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2009
    Maybe Riad Sattouf is known in France for comic strips, but he did a real work of art with this teenagers comedy. Raw and funny, non-suptile and sad at moments, this movie shows you the love exploration and fantasies of two teenager friends, actually holders of a loosers titles... A lot of bad kissing, pimples, socks, etc... and all of that is so funny that you'll enjoy every minute of it! Refreshingly invigorating!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Dec 20, 2009
    I was surprised by how hilarious this was, I actually laughed right through the whole thing. It reminded me of a French "Superbad", though different. All of these kids seemed like total dorks, it was actually refreshing to watch at teen movie where the kids aren't like little supermodels. It also had a very 80's feel to it, though it is set in present day. Would highly recommend it.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer

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