Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances)
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Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances)
In this black comedy from France, a family gathers in a tavern, ostensibly to celebrate a birthday, but poking each other's sore spots turns out to be the main order of business. Henri (Jean-Pierre Bacri) runs a saloon that he inherited from his father called "The Sleepy Dad," and in the near-empty bar, he plays host to several members of the family as they mark the 35th birthday of his sister-in-law, Yolande (Catherine Frot). Henri's sister, Betty (Agnès Jaoui), is 30, single, and not very happy about it; his brother (and Yolande's husband), Phillipe (Vladimir… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This droll symphony of comic disenchantment is as perfectly balanced and executed as the timepiece of your dreams."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Klapisch's mobile adaptation of the work to the screen is very intelligently carried out in terms of time as well as space."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It is directed by Cedric Klapisch, a former N.Y.U. film student, who has a knack for making films with wry observations regarding relationships"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This series of dialogues is so truthful and is so on-target with its barbs that it's much harder to resist than it sounds."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"There is something compelling about watching a slice-of-life saga that is so well acted."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"An affectionate glimpse at humankind."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film begins on a humorous note and goes on to find some universal truths in its family tensions."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Go see it with a member of your family and you will emerge both better for it and delightfully entertained."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"A nostalgic reminder of why some of us fell in love with French films in the first place."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"If we want to analyze the average family, we can go home for the holidays."
‑ Bradley Null, Filmcritic.com
"A wonderfully rich and intelligent exploration of family dynamics."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A charming entry from France."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Klapisch's talent with actors is unmistakable, as is his feeling for how to make a dialogue-heavy script appear cinematic."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"The performances are uniformly excellent."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
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