Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (Orchestra Seats)
Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (Orchestra Seats) (2006)

A fresh-faced orphan from the provinces labors away at the last old-fashioned café on Avenue Montaigne as the Paris theater elite prepare for the biggest night of the year in Jet Lag director Danièle Thompson's whirlwind comedy of… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 2007
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74%
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69%


Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A cute and bubbly French comedy that carries no deeper lessons or agendas than to have a little fun for 90 minutes.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A film that seeks to amble it way towards resolution and which offers a few insights and smiles along the way.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Watching the charming Avenue Montaigne makes you realize not only how much we miss when mainstream French films are not on the movie menu, but how much we miss when American studios define 'romantic comedy' so strictly.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

If you think about it, you'll realize how flimsy-and even lazy-it is; if not, you'll likely give in to its airy charms.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Even if this fine French meal isn't as rich or feels a little less than it might have been, it's still delightful to sit through, course after winning course.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

It's one of those 'what's-not-to-like' movies, a fantasy about life and Paris that passes painlessly, a trifle elevated by its Parisian settings and our desire to lose ourselves in them.

Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com

Life and Art come together in Avenue Montaigne, a charming and accessible French export. Not too fluffy, not too deep %u2014 just right.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The movie is as airy as a spun-sugar dessert, but Thompson's observations on the artistic life are both affectionate and knowing: Beauty and wealth, though inevitably compelling, are appreciated as means to humane ends, not goals in themselves.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Avenue Montaigne is a bon-bon for culture tourists.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A light, frothy, intoxicating romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
I was pretty bored through this one. Seemed like a bunch of stuff was happening and I didn't really care all that much.
William Goss
Fr. dramedy is cute enough to stay afloat, heavy enough to remain grounded.
Mark Abell
Sweet tale of a young woman who moves to Paris, takes a job in a restaurant, and becomes involved in the lives of several local celebrities. Each of the… More
Patrick Dolan
This film's sweet and I liked getting into the heads of all the characters, well the main ones anyway.
Walter M.
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Janice :d
Smooth and mellow... a nice watch on a sunday. Nothing extraordinary, but worth the watch.