Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances) (1998)

Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances) (1998)

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A family birthday party collapses into trauma and in-fighting in this ironic French comedy-drama. As the celebration continues under the view of the family matriarch, tensions rise to the surface, from one son's troubles with his marriage to a brother's fear that his sister may have cost him his job.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:

Cast

Cédric Klapisch
as Father in 1967, The Father 1967
Antoine Chappey
as Neighbor
Catherine Frot
as Yolande
Zinedine Soualem
as Café Customer
Claire Maurier
as Madame Ménard - la mère
Sophie Simon
as Mother in 1967
Denis Falgoux
as Café Customer
Peter Tuesday
as Caruso, The Dog
Romain Legrand
as Kevin, Philippe's Son
Alain Guillo
as TV Presenter
Chantal Gouard
as Mother's Friend
Viviane Ordas
as Mother's Friend
Aurelie Ranacle
as Betty, 1967
Nicolas Taieb
as Henri in 1967
Ludovic Taieb
as Philippe in 1967
Hugo Charpiot
as Mikael, Philippe's Son
Walter Debeigh
as Café Customer
Albert Parisio
as Café Customer
Elmoez Jalouli
as Youths At Housing Project
Olivier Rageoonauth
as Youth at Housing Project
Louis Espert
as Youth at Housing Project
Alexandre Garcia
as Youth at Housing Project
Lyamin Jamel
as Youth at Housing Project
Diatta Ibrahima
as Youth at Housing Project
Yann Brunelles
as Youth at Housing Project
Christophe Bademis
as Youth at Housing Project
Stéphane Pouillade
as Youths At Housing Project
Patricia Eridan
as Youth at Housing Project
Aurelie Renacle
as Betty in 1967
Elimoez Jalouli
as Youth at Housing Project
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Critic Reviews for Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

This droll symphony of comic disenchantment is as perfectly balanced and executed as the timepiece of your dreams.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The film begins on a humorous note and goes on to find some universal truths in its family tensions.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

An affectionate glimpse at humankind.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Klapisch's mobile adaptation of the work to the screen is very intelligently carried out in terms of time as well as space.

December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A wonderfully rich and intelligent exploration of family dynamics.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
ReelViews
Top Critic

A charming entry from France.

September 16, 2004
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances)

This was ok..but few U.S. filmgoers will like it. There's just no action at all, only talk and facial/gestural nuance concerning family dynamics.

Hal Morris
Hal Morris

Adapted from the play of the same name by Jean-Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui (who both appear in the film) and it shows. It's not necessarily a bad thing though, just don't expect lots of action. The film basically takes place on one set, a restaurant playing host to a family gathering, so it's very much dialogue based. But the script is snappy and witty which keeps your interest in a film that otherwise probabaly wouldn't. Overall nice script and nice performances, especially Catherine Frot who was very funny and provided the majority of the humour in the film. The dancing to Patti Smith scene was also cute.

Emily B.
Emily B.

Super Reviewer

A family's farce. A great cast. It had had its moments only still a bit too long, too dragging for a comedy.

WS Wu
WS Wu

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