The Taste of Others
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Agnes Jaoui co-writes and directs this romantic comedy of manners set in France's rustic Provence. Unpolished and ultra-pragmatic industrialist Jean-Jacques Castella (co-scripter Jean-Pierre Bacri) reluctantly attends Racine's tragedy "Berenice" in order to see his niece play a bit part. He is taken with the play's strangely familiar-looking leading lady Clara Devaux (Anne Alvaro). During the course of the show, Castella soon remembers that he once hired and then promptly fired the actress as an English language tutor. He immediately goes out and signs up for language… More

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"Succeeds with believable characters and situations born of lives well studied."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"There are some things the French do better than we do, and the small movie is one."
‑ Eve Zibart, Washington Post
"the perfect date film for those with a fondness for Rohmer, Roquefort, and Chablis."
‑ Brandon Judell, Detour Magazine
"... demonstrates that, as in real life, reel life may be both bitter and sweet, sometimes simultaneously."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"With keenness, subtlety and unexpected twists, The Taste of Others reveals all. And makes us smile at the revelations."
‑ Jackie Loohauis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The movie's unique appeal lies less in the style than the substance -- particularly, in the emerging hero at the centre of the tale."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A worldly-wise, compassionate and charmingly acted Gallic comedy."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The type of movie you watch for the acting and the character development, which are both outstanding"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"First time director Agnes Jaoui has done a fine job of springing this little life lesson on us."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"It is an interesting character study as far as it goes, but it seems a bit slight and low-key. It isn't simplistic, but it isn't all that rich and complex, either."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Slyly written, the intelligent social satire is surely acted and ... confidently, ably directed."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"Confirms that France may be producing, per capita, more good films than any country on the globe."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A witty, wry examination of what happens when opposites attract."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"A knockout piece of entertainment."
‑ Claire Bickley, Jam! Movies
"A genial yet insightful comedy-drama, a film of rare grace and honest humor."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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