Summer Things details
|Starring:||Jacques Dutronc, Karin Viard, Michel Blanc, Clotilde Courau, Carole Bouquet, Charlotte Rampling, Lou Doillon|
|Genres:||Comedy, World Cinema|
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 May 2004|
|Main languages:||English, French|
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Pleasing French FarceBy Goldenboots (53 reviews) from East Grinstead, England , 08 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A humourous French comedy, originally titled : Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez.
A Family and their friends go on a weeks holiday and this well acted, well scripted film tells of their adventures during the week. A combination of gentle humour and biting satire. One to enjoy.
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Slight French ThingsBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 19 Jul 2013Another class obsessed French film, but this time with a bit of a look in for the poorer side of the barricades, although they were demeaningly presented as whinging depressives. The bonking factor was pretty high with quite a few soft porn sessions, but of course all the bourgeoisie are involved in this activity, especially in French films. This one didn't really have anything profound to add to our knowledge of our Gallic cousins.
Souffle falls flat.By Nitaray (222 reviews) from Farnham , 28 May 2011Disappointingly unfunny comedy of errors/ensemble piece, starring numerous well known French actors. More or less a send up of the their own reputation for being completely obsessed with sex and all matters pertaining.The subtitles were poor, making conversations even less funny than they might have been, and there is a bit of slapstick thrown in for good measure. The script lacked wit of any kind and in spite of the beautiful Carole Bouquet and famous Charlotte Rampling, it all seemed rather a waste of talent.
Summer thingsBy a customer from market lavington , 27 Feb 2010A film about relationships through a summer holiday and the party when everyone gets home, let down by inaccurate subtitles that couldn't be switched off.
A comedy of mannersBy Dungbeetle (503 reviews) from London , 25 Dec 2009A French film with english subtitles. A well observed, played, and directed story of a group of friends with varying traits. From the jealous husband who provides some of the funniest scenes to the bankrupt family pretending to keep up with their richer bosses the cast give strong performances. French cinema is particularly good at this genre.
Summer ThingsBy tishtish (5 reviews) from Tonbridge , 04 May 2009Loved it. One cannot help but feel for one of the families - the 'poor relations' in this film and feel outrage & indignation at the attitude of the rich & successful family, but it is a comedy so you take nothing too much to heart, just enjoy it for what it is. In the end it is a social satire about class and money. Excellent performances all round. Remember seeing it on TV but wanted to watch it again - & still do.