Les Compères (1983)
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as Jean Lucas
as Francois Pignon
as Hotel receptionist
as Mme. Raffart
as Michele Raffart
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Les Comperes exemplifies the farcical humor the French have long been known for. The focus throughout is on the ludicrous compete-or-cooperate antics of its two male leads, who happen to be sharply contrasting "types" of potential fathers. Nothing gimmicky, nothing deep here--just satisfying entertainment. Those who liked the better known picture 3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) (1985) will appreciate this.
Hilarious! I love this movie so much. If you've see the american movie fatherhood watch this one because it is the inspiration for that movie and much much better!
[font=Comic Sans MS][color=paleturquoise]If you enjoy french films and don't mind subtitles, then this is a decent foriegn film to rent. It's a comedy with a fair amount of action, but be prepared for lots of cheesy 80's style clothes/hair. Gotta love those cigarette jeans (coincidentally i believe they're still in style in France). The main plot follows two men who have been conned into thinking they are, each independently, the father of a run away teenage boy...both men think they're looking for a different kid until low and behold they figure out they're looking for the same brat. The real comedy comes from the relationship that develops between Lucas (Depardieu) and Pignon (Richards). Richard pulls off his character wonderfully and is definitely the funniest role in the entire movie. This is not really a good french movie for practicing you're understanding of the language; the dialogue is fast paced and the subtitle translations weren't all that well done. But over all a decent movie.[/color][/font]
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