Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances)
Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances) (1998)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 1999
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88%
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91%


Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

An affectionate glimpse at humankind.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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

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Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

Go see it with a member of your family and you will emerge both better for it and delightfully entertained.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A wonderfully rich and intelligent exploration of family dynamics.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A charming entry from France.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Klapisch's talent with actors is unmistakable, as is his feeling for how to make a dialogue-heavy script appear cinematic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Emily B.
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… More