Bon Voyage
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The last frantic days before the Germans seized France in 1940 provide an unlikely backdrop for this dark comedy. Viviane (Isabelle Adjani) is a glamorous and well-known film actress who attracts the attentions of many men -- often many she has no interest in knowing. One night, at a reception following the premiere of her latest picture, Viviane finds herself pursued by Beaufort (Gérard Depardieu), a government official whose girth exceeds his charm. To throw him off her trail, Viviane allows a cranky older man, André Arpel (Nicolas Vaude), to escort her home. During the evening, Viviane and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No more than a shallow, style-mad entertainment, but it never flags or loses its balance, and, despite the theatricality of the staging and the acting, it's precisely the materiality of the cinema ... that makes us devour it with pleasure."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"A sophisticated farce about an unlikely subject."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Although visually appealing, the movie is too cavalier and shallow for its more weighty subject matter."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Bon Voyage has much to commend it - but by the time it is over, you will be more likely to bid it a relieved 'adieu' than a dewy-eyed 'au revoir'."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"If blockbusters leave you cold, then this is one trip well worth taking."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"If you like to read subtitles or comprehend French and the beautiful people who speak it, Bon Voyage is a perfectly delightful time-killer at the movies."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A strong diva-whore portrayal by Isabelle Adjani and fine sense of time and place give Voyage just enough grounding to make it worth the trip."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Are you ready for a World War II, romantic, murder-in-Act-One, escape-from-the-Nazis, French farce?"
‑ Brandon Judell, New York Theatre Wire
"A nonstop, peripatetic, neo Hitchcockian farce...captures the chaos of a government in ruin."
‑ Tony Medley,
"Adjani has suddenly hit her stride; you can hope - and I do - that a great career is being born at last in this arresting actress."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Not only does the plot have the required twists and the action keep us at the edge of our seats, but the story is populated with interesting and believable characters."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Despite the film's undeniable virtues, I can't help wishing there were something more substantial there than an old-fashioned and admittedly engaging yarn."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This is one nutty, but enjoyable movie."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"...grand, intelligent, confident and adult -- which is just another way of saying that it is very French, in all the best ways."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"This is no heavy drama about the Nazi occupation of France, but a witty story about a group of people making do under those circumstances."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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