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Welcome to the Land of Ch'tis

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A French postman's assignment is in the north instead of the coveted Cote d'Azur.

Cast & Crew

Kad Merad
Philippe Abrams
Dany Boon
Antoine Bailleul
Zoé Félix
Julie Abrams
Anne Marivin
Annabelle Deconninck
Philippe Duquesne
Fabrice Canoli
Michel Galabru
Le grand oncle de Julie
Line Renaud
La maman d'Antoine
Dany Boon
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Eric Hubert
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Jérôme Seydoux
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Critic Reviews for Welcome to the Sticks

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (3)

  • There's nothing revolutionary or artistically groundbreaking here, but there's something reassuring in the fact that this is what the French have anointed as their biggest hit. Vive la (low-key) diffrence.

    January 23, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [Dany] Boon tinkers with the formula just enough to make his story fresh and the sentiment at its heart not too sweet, though compounded contrivances in the last 30 minutes of the picture threaten to unravel its peculiar magic.

    January 23, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Boon thinks it funny to leave the boom in shot all the time. It isn't. Indeed, little in this drivel is funny.

    November 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Like any fish out of water story, the fun lies in the details, and to its credit, Welcome to the Sticks supplies them with polish.

    August 22, 2017 | Full Review…
  • den mporeis kai ola na ta katalabaineis ap' aytin tin farsokomodia poy den stereitai ekstatikon empneyseon sti domi, ektos ki an ta 'heis zisei apo konta

    May 10, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Welcome to the Sticks is the most successful movie ever released in France, possibly because self-deprecating humour is so rare there.

    January 23, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Welcome to the Sticks

  • Jan 31, 2011
    Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis. Simply formulaic, but charmingly funny. I'll start out by saying that I've lived in Belgium my whole life, and I speak French. Coming from that point of view, this film was hilarious. I loved that it begins pouring rain the second he enters into the territory of "Le Nord" (been there), and the constant use of the term "Biloute" (done that). The performances are nice, especially Dany Boon, who did a great job of directing and writing as well. The story was nothing amazing, but because of the charming characters and my own love for anti-Northern France jokes, it succeeds greatly. Why 70%? Because you get plenty of clever laughs along with a likable, the situations are fun and its tight pace keeps things moving nicely. Extra: The English subtitles don't do the Ch'tis accents justice, they're hilarious. A lot of French humor revolves around wordplay and double-meanings, and this movie has plenty of those. Have you seen this dubbed? Is it any good? Well anyways, several very French/Belgian moments.
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  • Apr 05, 2010
    Charming, at times downright hilarious comedy. Unfortunately I don't speak a word of French and have no deeper knowledge of the culture clash between North and South - the film is probably truly funny to French audiences, as the success in France also demonstrates.
    Ina S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2008
    LOL OH MY GOD. French knows how to mould Drama, Silliness and Humor in a Movie. I was able to watch it in German language, and that was a lot funnier. Great location, great Atmosphere. Well the Actors were okay, but this is what I like about French Movies, they choose Actors who are like regular looking, and stories that can happen in your neighbourhood or sometimes you recognize yourself in the Characters. I highly recommend this Movie.
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 30, 2008
    Thoroughly enjoyable and contagiously funny. Solid French comedy.
    Pedro P Super Reviewer

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