L'Auberge Espagnole
L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)

A man eager to learn Spanish gets an education he wasn't expecting in this comedy drama. Xavier (Romain Duris) is a French economics student who is nearing the completion of his degree and is looking for work. Xavier's father… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 23, 2003
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77%
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86%



Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This multicultural comedy captures the chaos and excitement of being young.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Yet another example of writer/director Klapisch's way of finding fresh new insights within the most mundane of circumstances.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Much of the charm of this film is in its understanding of the great fluidity of romantic relationships -- especially before people decide to settle down.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

fun, irresistibly charming and very genuinely felt

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A film whose limitations are the same as its appeal: It's a bauble.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

As he did in When the Cat's Away, Klapisch demonstrates an understanding for the way young people caught between the demands of adulthood and their lingering adolescence behave.

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Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

A Big Mac with a mineral water chaser.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

It features four of the most erotically and emotionally delectable female performances I have seen in one film this year.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It's hard to complain about a film that combines Paris and the city in the world that is most like it.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

[Its] cheery characters are ultimately stuck wending their way through wackily contrived scenarios fit for a sitcom.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
What a lovely, charming, funny and touching film about friendship and love that will please even more those who know what it is like to be abroad in the same… More
Ross Collins
A movie I can really identify with about a bunch of Erasmus students from across Europe sharing a house and life in Barcelona. It avoids being corny, and… More
Cassandra Maples
At first sight, this film is a lively and engaging comedy, particularly for anybody familiar with the world of Erasmus students. Klapisch has undoubtedly… More
Stefanie C
average movie with a great ending.
Leigh Ryan
Weird... but good
Daniel Parsons
A joyous, funny, clever and unexpectedly moving film - an instant favorite - and another masterpiece from Cédric Klapisch. A celebration of Europe and a melting… More