I Want to Go Home (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

I Want to Go Home (1989)

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American humorist Jules Feiffer and French director Alain Resnais are oddly paired for this satirical comedy about an American cartoonist in Paris. Adolph Green is a stunner as Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist traveling abroad for the first time. In tow is Lena Apthrop (Linda Lavin), and the two are ostensibly journeying to Paris to attend a comic-strip exhibition in which Wellman's work is included. But it turns out the exhibition is just an excuse for Wellman to track down his errant daughter Elsie (Laura Benson), who has left Cleveland to take up literature at the Sorbonne. Her professor, Christian Gauthier (Gerard Depardieu) happens to be a big fan of Wellman, and he corrals the cartoonist and Lena to go to the fashionable country estate of his mother Isabelle (Micheline Presle), who tries to put up with her son's American friends. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Adolph Green
as Joey Wellman
Gérard Depardieu
as Christian Gauthier
Linda Lavin
as Lena Apthrop
Laura Benson
as Elise Wellman
Micheline Presle
as Isabelle Gauthier
Geraldine Chaplin
as Tery Armstrong
John Ashton
as Harry Dempsey
Caroline Sihol
as Dora Dempsey
Emmanuelle Chaulet
as Secretary of Gauthier
Lucienne Hamon
as Mrs Roget
Anne Roussel
as The tired woman
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Critic Reviews for I Want to Go Home

All Critics (3)

Resnais and Feiffer make for an odd pairing, as their satire falls almost flat on its face because it lacks wit, charm and sensibility.

February 28, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film never ceases to be obnoxious.

March 6, 2008 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

I Want to Go Home has a splenetic oddball quality at odds with the evanescent tendencies of Alain Resnais' later films.

February 20, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

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