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

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

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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
Rating:
R (For language and drug content)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Anne Alvaro
as Clara
Gérard Lanvin
as Franck Moreno
Christiane Millet
as Angelique
Anne Le Ny
as Valerie
Brigitte Catillon
as Béatrice Castella
Sam Karmann
as The Director
Alain Chabat
as Bruno Deschamps
Marie Agnès Brigot
as The Secretary
Robert Bacri
as Castella's Father
Desir Carre
as Passer-By
Celine Arnaud
as Virginie
Jean-Marc Talbot
as Antiochus
Didier Mahieu
as Hedda's Husband
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Critic Reviews for Le goût des autres (The Taste of Others)

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (23)

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

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 30, 2001
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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

September 13, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 29, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | June 29, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

June 15, 2001
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

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

½

Very overrated, extremely overrated but still a good drama comedy. Good directing and acting but it drags a bit.

Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes

I have no idea why this movie is rated so high? It's French, it's a romantic comedy but I just don't see what the big deal is?

Meeraf Ashenafi
Meeraf Ashenafi
½

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..

Lesley N
Lesley N

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