3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle)
3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) (1985)

Three bachelor roommates are forced to learn the responsibilities of fatherhood when a young infant -- who may be the child of any one of them -- is abandoned on their doorstep. This French comedy would later be remade into the American hit… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 18, 1985
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

... at the beginning, at least, it's delightful.

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Variety Staff

Serreau's direction is bright and confident, avoiding the saccharine pitfalls of the material.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Smartly paced and engagingly acted by the relatively unknown cast, it's a sweet little satire about the demolition of the male ego in the era of feminism.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

A perfectly pleasant little piffle.

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Brian Case
Time Out

Noisy, and not short of unison waddling walks.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

While the story has few surprises, parts of it are amusing and the performances are convincing.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A simple equation, perhaps, but when it comes to comedy, simpler is frequently funnier.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Serreau is too self-consciously serious to embrace her stereotypes, thus to find new fun in them, and too academic to create characters that have comic lives of their own.

TV Guide

An engaging French comedy about three bachelors who find an abandoned baby at their door.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
I tried to watch this but I couldn't make it all the way through.