Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers) (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers) (2009)

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This wild, raunchy, gag-a-minute French farce concerns Hervé (Vincent Lacoste), a skirt-chasing 14-year-old boy struggling to contend with social awkwardness and the fact that he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. Nor do female respond favorably to him either: he suffers rejection after rejection, until he draws some attention from gorgeous and popular classmate Aurore (Alice Tremolieres). Suddenly, with Aurore at his side, Hervé lands in the middle of the most exclusive social circles, but finds himself surrounded by a series of wild and unruly characters. Meanwhile, he struggles to contend with the emotional ups and down of a young adolescent.

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Cast

Noémie Lvovsky
as Hervé's Mother
Christophe Vandevelde
as Hervé's Father
Valeria Golino
as Actress in Video
Riad Sattouf
as Actor in Video
Thania Perez
as Jenifer
Florence Dottel
as Françoise
Irène Jacob
as Aurore's Mother
Yannig Samot
as Hervé's Father-in-Law
Hassan Guerrar
as Camel's Father
Roch Amédet Banzouzi
as Monsieur Jeanquatte
Frédéric Neidhardt
as Earth Sciences Professor
Nicolas Maury
as French Professor
Nicolas Wanczycki
as Math Professor
Mirabelle Kirkland
as English Professor
Solenn Jarniou
as Gym Teacher
Emmanuel Malepart
as Music Professor
Jean-Pierre Haigneré
as Technology Professor
Marjane Satrapi
as Music Magazine Seller
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Critic Reviews for Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

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
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A zits-and-all portrait of the weird, wild and incredibly awkward time of adolescence, Gallic laffer "The French Kissers" plants plenty of heart-wrenching gags right in the smacker.

Full Review… | December 3, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

...costar Noémie Lvovsky ("Actresses") is a hysterical high point as Hervé's mom who has an unflappable interest in his sex life whether it be singular or plural.

Full Review… | June 18, 2010
Reeling Reviews

If there is a message... it's that boys are dumb, self-involved, insensitive and more obsessed with the idea of sex than the reality of it.

Full Review… | May 23, 2010
Parallax View

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.

Full Review… | January 10, 2010
Sydney Morning Herald

A welcome departure from the usual type of Frenchy fare we receive, here be a hip, acne-tastic lesson about teens and their hot pants.

Full Review… | January 10, 2010
Empire Magazine Australasia

Audience Reviews for Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers)

½

Hilarious! American Pie a la francaise sort of... Awkward pimply teenagers with one thought on their mind: to score!!

Molly Shallow
Molly Shallow
½

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 Les Beaux Gosses 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 McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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 Oz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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