3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle)
3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) (1985)

Three bachelor roommates are forced to learn the responsibilities of fatherhood when a young infant -- who may be the child of any one of them -- is abandoned on their doorstep. This French comedy would later be remade into the American hit… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

A perfectly pleasant little piffle.

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Brian Case
Time Out

Noisy, and not short of unison waddling walks.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Smartly paced and engagingly acted by the relatively unknown cast, it's a sweet little satire about the demolition of the male ego in the era of feminism.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A simple equation, perhaps, but when it comes to comedy, simpler is frequently funnier.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Serreau is too self-consciously serious to embrace her stereotypes, thus to find new fun in them, and too academic to create characters that have comic lives of their own.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

While the story has few surprises, parts of it are amusing and the performances are convincing.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Serreau's direction is bright and confident, avoiding the saccharine pitfalls of the material.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

While there are more than a few laughs, most of them are laughs of recognition -- seeing these gags again is like coming across long-lost (and vaguely embarrassing) relations.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An engaging French comedy about three bachelors who find an abandoned baby at their door.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
I tried to watch this but I couldn't make it all the way through.