Le petit Nicolas
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This dark, slightly absurdist comedy from France topped the French box office in 2009, becoming a local phenomenon. It is narrated by Nicolas (Maxime Godart), an eight-year-old boy supremely happy with his loving, doting parents and a colorful group of friends. It seems that life couldn't possibly improve - until Nicolas eavesdrops on his folks and surmises that his mother is pregnant. Horrified, he envisions a scenario where a new baby brother arrives and crowds him out of the house, leaving his parents with no time to care for him. Nicolas and his friends then cook up a series of wild… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"He's charming and adorable to parents, yes - but you've got to wonder if kids will find this mummy's boy a bit wimpy."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"A breezy, undemanding adaptation of the bestselling novels that broke box-office records in France in 2009."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Needs sharper dialogue and some more original scenarios."
‑ Omer Ali, Little White Lies
"Numa época em que o cinismo parece dominar boa parte das produções cinematográficas (mesmo aquelas voltadas para o público infantil), sua representa mais do que uma bem-vinda dose de ar fresco; é algo necessário e reconfortante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A likable, sentimental, occasionally saccharine celebration of middle-class France and its likable children in the late 1950s and early 60s ..."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Meek French family entertainment, based on a series of children's books by René Goscinny, original writer of the Asterix strips."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"While eight-year-olds on up with love the scrapes and triumphs that the kids get themselves into, there is also a lot of pleasure to be had from an adult's perspective."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"It presents a gently humorous, beautifully shot idyllic version of childhood, all blue skies, good manners and not a hair out of place. It's a nice place to visit for the duration."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian [UK]
"A fun, sweet family film."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"click to read the full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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