The Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix)
The Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (2001)

Olivier Ducastel directs this charming comedy about going on a rather long walk. Felix (Sami Bouajila) is a laid-back guy living in the bleak northern coastal town of Dieppe. He lives happily with his lover Daniel (Pierre-Loup Rajot), a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

It would all be too obviously feel-good if Ducastel and Martineau weren't also tuned in to the liberating drift of the open highway and a sharp native humor that adds needed flesh and blood to their walking metaphors.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It has a personable character in Felix.

Brandon Judell
PopcornQ

delightful new road comedy by the equally delightful directors/lovers Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Narratively, what we have here is a basic road movie, a genre that too often doubles as an excuse to hide a flawed script -- merely an episodic series of loose vignettes.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Although the movie never so much as flirts with melodrama, there is still a bittersweet undercurrent throughout Adventures of Felix.

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Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

I can't even begin to imagine what a crude American director would choose to do with it, and don't want to.

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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News

We realize early on that nothing much is going to happen ... and it's hard to stay fully engaged with a film that, frontal nudity notwithstanding, plays it so safe.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Bouajila's winning performance, and the film's timely tolerance, make Felix a movie road trip you'll want to take.

Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The greatest accomplishment of writer-directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau is that they can sustain subtle expressions of love, both physical and emotional... while also allowing these same characters to deal with the shortcomings of humanity.