The Joy of Singing (Le Plaisir de Chanter) Reviews

  • Aug 03, 2014

    Disarming mix of comedy, espionage and sex.

    Disarming mix of comedy, espionage and sex.

  • Mar 19, 2011

    Film completement loufoque, tres decousu mais souvent charmant.

    Film completement loufoque, tres decousu mais souvent charmant.

  • Jan 11, 2010

    Savoureux et un chouia pervers.

    Savoureux et un chouia pervers.

  • Jan 03, 2010

    Great premise: what if almost an entire opera class actually consisted of various spies all after secrets from an actual vocal student? And also, everyone is sleeping with everyone else. Deadpan absurdity ensues.

    Great premise: what if almost an entire opera class actually consisted of various spies all after secrets from an actual vocal student? And also, everyone is sleeping with everyone else. Deadpan absurdity ensues.

  • Aug 17, 2009

    Je veux bien admettre que les films d'espionnage, meme ceux realises sous l'angle comique, aient parfois besoin d'un coup de lustre mais tout de meme, l'idee d'un cours de chant lyrique... De toute facon, cette histoire d'espions et de terroristes ne sert que de decorum a une comedie de moeurs comme il en abonde dans le cinema francais. Ca chante de l'operette ou de la variete, ca tergiverse, ca philosophe sur les relations humaines et ca fornique un peu partout. Pas forcement dans cet ordre la, d'ailleurs. Quelques citations sont assez plaisamment cinglantes et spirituelles mais dans l'ensemble, j'ai un peu de mal a percuter les tenants et les aboutissants de cette realisation dont l'originalite n'est qu'une maniere detournee de signifier "sans queue ni tete".

    Je veux bien admettre que les films d'espionnage, meme ceux realises sous l'angle comique, aient parfois besoin d'un coup de lustre mais tout de meme, l'idee d'un cours de chant lyrique... De toute facon, cette histoire d'espions et de terroristes ne sert que de decorum a une comedie de moeurs comme il en abonde dans le cinema francais. Ca chante de l'operette ou de la variete, ca tergiverse, ca philosophe sur les relations humaines et ca fornique un peu partout. Pas forcement dans cet ordre la, d'ailleurs. Quelques citations sont assez plaisamment cinglantes et spirituelles mais dans l'ensemble, j'ai un peu de mal a percuter les tenants et les aboutissants de cette realisation dont l'originalite n'est qu'une maniere detournee de signifier "sans queue ni tete".

  • Apr 07, 2009

    A very entertaining and enjoyable film. I recalled "Wong Jing" when watching some of the scenes. Don't take so serious on what the message has delivered to you, just watch and laugh and it's good enough.

    A very entertaining and enjoyable film. I recalled "Wong Jing" when watching some of the scenes. Don't take so serious on what the message has delivered to you, just watch and laugh and it's good enough.

  • Apr 03, 2009

    I suppose any movie that features a naked male whore singing Schubert's Ungeduld of Die schöne Müllerin while wanking himself hard deserves special praise. This is at times awfully funny, and more so to a Schubert lied lover. Ha !

    I suppose any movie that features a naked male whore singing Schubert's Ungeduld of Die schöne Müllerin while wanking himself hard deserves special praise. This is at times awfully funny, and more so to a Schubert lied lover. Ha !

  • Apr 02, 2009

    It's an enjoyable film parading and juxtaposing a lot of entertaining elements and stereotypes. a good laugh asks not to be taken too seriously.

    It's an enjoyable film parading and juxtaposing a lot of entertaining elements and stereotypes. a good laugh asks not to be taken too seriously.

  • Apr 02, 2009

    I like the mix of classical music and sex. Elegantly explicit. The characters are interesting and cast is good.

    I like the mix of classical music and sex. Elegantly explicit. The characters are interesting and cast is good.

  • Mar 29, 2009

    The story is quite interesting but some of the sex scenes seems not necessary. Strong French style but the story is quite commercial.

    The story is quite interesting but some of the sex scenes seems not necessary. Strong French style but the story is quite commercial.