Mon Oncle d'Amérique
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Alain Resnais's Mon Oncle D'Amerique is presented in the form of a "case history," replete with a pedantic narrator, played by real-life behavioral scientist Henri Laborit. Gerald Depardieu plays a plant manager whose behavior is inspired by the films of "macho" French film star Jean Gabin. Nicole Garcia portrays an actress who has patterned her conduct after stage and film luminary Jean Marais. And Roger-Pierre is a TV executive whose main influence in life is lovely cinema actress Danielle Darrieux. Though it may sound like a Woody Allen comedy, Mon Oncle… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mr. Resnais's most successful film in years."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Thinking man's film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Not so much a science experiment as it is a droll satire about love, work and free will."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"The film is also memorable for its dead-on portrayal of French yuppiedom in its early ascendancy and for its beautifully ambiguous and open-ended finale."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Mon Oncle D'merique is a philosophical puzzle that lingers in the mind long after the closing credit."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A film that at once disturbingly deconstructs human behavior in an almost clinical -- and bitterly comic -- manner, while evidencing great warmth and fondness for its benighted characters."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"[An] odd, intellectually stimulating film that takes chances with narrative as it also works as a philosophical essay."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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