Le fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son)
Le fils de l'épicier (The Grocer's Son) (2008)

Quand Tu Descendras du Ciel director Eric Guirado follows up his feature filmmaking debut with this drama about a grocer's son who returns to the village where he was born in order to take over his father's business. Ten years ago,… More

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Release Date: January 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A noteworthy performance by Eric Guirado makes this gently pastoral film a moving coming-of-age story.

David Jenkins
Time Out

It's a small, well-rounded movie that you'd be hard pressed to find fault with, achieving its modest goals with subtle aplomb while whipping up humour and empathy from Antoine's rapport with his doddery clientele.

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Mike Mayo
Washington Post

A film that sticks close to its characters and plays fair with them throughout.

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Cosmo Landesman
Times [UK]

Written and directed by a newcomer, Eric Guirado, this is a delightful coming-of-age film that quietly explores the hidden tensions in family life.

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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune

For all of its sleepy charms and pretty shots of the countryside, the film doesn't serve up a lot of fresh insights, unless you count finding out what senior citizens buy from grocery vans in these little hamlets.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Grocer's Son offers a nicely observed portrait of a man in search of himself, finding his purpose, and finding that, in fact, it is possible to go home again.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

The landscape with Mont Sainte-Victoire regularly in view is seductively beautiful.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Eric Guirado's lovely French drama The Grocer's Son is about that moment in a young person's life when he realizes that he is, despite all efforts to the contrary, a grown-up.

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Steven Winn
San Francisco Chronicle

The quiet, patient soulfulness of the film, which Guirado co-wrote with Florence Vignon, lingers.

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Tom Dawson
Film4

A warm-hearted tribute to a disappearing way of life, the unhurried Grocer's Son is a well acted film where the journey is more important than the final destination.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
A little french film from the independent series of films, The Butcher's Son is predictable, never goes beyond exactly what you'd expect, and yet the… More
Mark Abell
An excellent, sometimes infuriating, quiet study of a family dynamic dominated by three very headstrong men. Antoine (Nicholas Cazale) is the youngest son, who… More
Leigh Ryan
Amazing and beautiful cinematography. It was a very honest movie...
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Grocer's Son," Antoine(Nicolas Cazale) is trying to make a living in Paris when he learns that his father(Daniel… More
Bruce Bruce
This film came from the Film Movement Club, a club I had never heard of but after seeing this film I will check out many more of there films. Antoine (Nucolas… More
Juli Ryan
There aren't any surprises in the plot of "The Grocer's Son".But that's ok.This movie is about finding your way and discovering that… More