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A 40-year-old father of two, still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well. (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Viewers coming to this film without having seen the others would have no problem following the action; whether they'd care about it is another question."
‑ John DeFore, Washington Post
"Once the story picks up, it's easy, breezy and enjoyable. It seduces you into thinking: Wouldn't it be fun to reconnect with Xavier in another five years or so?"
‑ Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"Those familiar with the first two films will find the most rewards in this bittersweet concluding chapter."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The farcical episodes have a fizzy zest, and Klapisch delivers so many stylish and quirky touches throughout that it's easy to overlook his film's flaws."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A fitting end to a trio of fine movies, progressing accordingly and triumphantly."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"A hectic, convoluted French comedy about a Parisian novelist and the three women in his life."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The film flits from one subplot to another and not in that delightfully freewheeling European kind of way."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch keeps the tone light and the serious themes just under the surface as he revisits the lively characters from The Spanish Apartment (2002) and Russian Dolls (2005)."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Klapisch has a tremendous cast and an enjoyably freewheeling approach to his subject matter."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"A warm, lovable movie that celebrates cultural pluralism and people's ability to mature."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Radio Times
"An amiably daffy look at perpetual adolescence, French-style."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's all very busy, and cute, and, um, French ..."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"It's Duris' engaging breakneck performance, bolstered by energetic turns from Kelly Reilly, Cecile de France and Audrey Tatou, that keeps the motor running."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"There are some thoughtful moments along the way but the film still has the slick, glib feel of a perky television sitcom."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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