The Taste of Others (Le goût des autres)


The Taste of Others (Le goût des autres) (2000)


Critic Consensus: The Taste of Others is a fresh, witty comedy about the attraction of opposites. The characters are well-drawn and engaging and their social interactions believable.


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Agnes Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy "Berenice" in order to see his niece play a bit part. He is taken with the play's strangely familiar-looking leading lady Clara Devaux (Anne Alvaro). During the course of the show, Castella soon remembers that he once hired and then promptly fired the actress as an English language tutor. He immediately goes out and signs up for language lessons. Thinking that he is nothing but an ill-tempered philistine with bad taste, Clara rejects him until Castella charms her off her feet. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for The Taste of Others (Le goût des autres)

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (23)

Succeeds with believable characters and situations born of lives well studied.

Nov 30, 2001 | Full Review…

The movie's unique appeal lies less in the style than the substance -- particularly, in the emerging hero at the centre of the tale.

Nov 30, 2001 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Slyly written, the intelligent social satire is surely acted and ... confidently, ably directed.

Sep 13, 2001

There are some things the French do better than we do, and the small movie is one.

Jun 29, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

A worldly-wise, compassionate and charmingly acted Gallic comedy.

Jun 29, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Confirms that France may be producing, per capita, more good films than any country on the globe.

Jun 15, 2001

Audience Reviews for The Taste of Others (Le goût des autres)


Jean-Jacques, businessman gets smitten by Clara, actress and English teacher, and gets out of his depth amongst her arty friends. I liked this film. It showed a real grasp of the complexities of attraction and how one mans unrequited love is another woman's unappreciated attention. And it has a happy ending too. I'm a sucker for a happy ending..

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