Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Land of Shtis) (Welcome to the Sticks)
Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis (Welcome to the Land of Shtis) (Welcome to the Sticks) (2008)

A man born and raised on France's Southern coast is exiled to the Northern territories in this comedy from actor, director and screenwriter Dany Boon. Philippe Abrams (Kad Merad) helps run the post office in a picturesque small town in… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail

There's nothing revolutionary or artistically groundbreaking here, but there's something reassuring in the fact that this is what the French have anointed as their biggest hit. Vive la (low-key) différence.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Welcome to the Sticks is the most successful movie ever released in France, possibly because self-deprecating humour is so rare there.

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Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

A winner. Puts its tale of a southern postal worker hoping for a transfer to the Côte d'Azur through the very effective reverse psychology wringer when he ends up in the dreaded north instead - but discovers he loves it.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

[Dany] Boon tinkers with the formula just enough to make his story fresh and the sentiment at its heart not too sweet, though compounded contrivances in the last 30 minutes of the picture threaten to unravel its peculiar magic.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

In this comedy about misconceptions, love and true friendship, Danny Boon gives us an enjoyable lesson in avoiding making assumptions about people

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

den mporeis kai ola na ta katalabaineis ap' aytin tin farsokomodia poy den stereitai ekstatikon empneyseon sti domi, ektos ki an ta 'heis zisei apo konta

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Thoroughly enjoyable and contagiously funny, this is solid French gold

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Slight, but amusing film. The parts where the wife goes to visit are hilarious, and I give full marks to whoever did the translating for the subtitltes!
Ina S
Charming, at times downright hilarious comedy. Unfortunately I don't speak a word of French and have no deeper knowledge of the culture clash between North… More
Janice Yan
It is hilarious, but in a French way. I certainly enjoyed it...
Laurence Collin
Alright, so it made about twenty million bucks in France alone, so it MUST be some good, right? Yeah. It's good. And it's funny. Boon sure knows… More
Luke Turley
Bienvenue Chez Les Ch'tis. Simply formulaic, but charmingly funny. I'll start out by saying that I've lived in Belgium my whole life, and I… More