Après vous (After You)
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An unlikely bond forms between a man determined to commit suicide and the man who saves him. Antoine is a reserved and placating maitre d' at a well-regarded bistro who quickly rushes to the aid of Louis, an effusive, lovelorn bachelor who attempts to kill himself following a romantic breakup. But it's not long before Antoine's act of charity becomes a comedy of false pretenses and mixed motives.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A light, entertaining comedy with little, if any, redeeming value, other than a few good laughs."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Salvadori and his fellow screenwriters invent clever complications to keep us amused."
‑ Rex Roberts, Film Journal International
"The movie doesn't ask you to laugh at somebody's unhappiness, just the incredibly absurd situations that arise when misery has two goofballs for company."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"The result may be a high-concept soufflé, but its blackly comic tone and Auteuil's caffeinated whippet of a performance help lend it a cockeyed charm."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"You should come out of a film like Apres Vous with your heart as light and fluffy as a souffle. But this farce, credited to four chefs, er, writers, is as heavy and leaden as meatloaf."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Although the ingredients are excellent, the result is an overcooked comedy more often provoking indigestion than laughter."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This dumb romantic comedy is not in the same class with Jean Renoir's masterful Boudu Saved From Drowning, though it toys with the same plot line."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Apres Vous ... is less peculiar but considerably more contrived, more forced than Girl on the Bridge."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"If anyone tries to insist that you come along to see the film, it's best to reply, Après vous, and then head in the other direction."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"What started off as a mild but enjoyable comic trifle got progressively more irritating as it wore on for almost two hours."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A lightweight farce that remains enjoyable primarily for the time spent with Auteuil."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Auteuil... finds himself in Antoine's situation, helping out a hapless wreck and being dragged down in the process."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Unfolds with the light and civilized touch that Americans associate with French farce, but it's as contrived as any Hollywood comedy."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Plays like some kind of weak joke in which two men keep repeating the line to each other."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The jokes run dry, the situation is redundant, the cast becomes tiresome and the running time is interminable."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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