Congorama
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Two men who live in different nations on different continents discover how closely their fates have followed the same path in this drama from filmmaker Philippe Falardeau. Belgian engineer Michel Roy (Olivier Gourmet) looks after his ailing father Herve (Jean-Pierre Cassel) with the help of his wife Alice (Claudia Tagbo) and son Jules (Arnaud Mouithys). One day, Herve decides to share a long-held secret with his son -- Michel was actually adopted, and he was born to a poor family in Canada. Hoping to learn the truth about his birth parents, Michel flies to Quebec and makes his way to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While Falardeau's prismatic storytelling technique is frequently impressive, it ultimately gets in the way of a movie that otherwise would seem to have a powerful human story struggling to get out."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The film's catalogue of absurdity is so colorful that it needn't be mined for impact, and [Phillippe] Falardeau takes the matter-of-fact route, merely gawking at the wreckage."
‑ Sky Hirschkron, Stylus Magazine
"Coincidental buffet needs to reinvent itself"
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Is that just a trite sentiment, a love-is-all-you-need platitude, and just one more aspect of Congorama that's too neat and a bit forced? Perhaps, but sometimes it takes bravery to embrace the cliché."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Even with its weaknesses, such as those many coincidences that keep the plot going, the film offers a unique and playful adventure seldom found in Hollywood cinema."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"...ultimately undone by its meandering structure and distinctly unfocused vibe."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The suffocatingly neat construction strains credibility, leaving the central characters -- feeling like the punchlines of an elaborate cosmic joke."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"The surfeit of plot twists and implausible coincidences strain narrative credibility even as the remarkably brawny presentation provides a warm rush."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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