Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances)
Un Air De Famille ( Family Resemblances) (1998)

A family birthday party collapses into trauma and in-fighting in this ironic French comedy-drama. As the celebration continues under the view of the family matriarch, tensions rise to the surface, from one son's troubles with his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 12, 1998
DVD Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

This droll symphony of comic disenchantment is as perfectly balanced and executed as the timepiece of your dreams.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Klapisch's mobile adaptation of the work to the screen is very intelligently carried out in terms of time as well as space.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It is directed by Cedric Klapisch, a former N.Y.U. film student, who has a knack for making films with wry observations regarding relationships

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

An affectionate glimpse at humankind.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film begins on a humorous note and goes on to find some universal truths in its family tensions.

Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

There is something compelling about watching a slice-of-life saga that is so well acted.

James Berardinelli

A wonderfully rich and intelligent exploration of family dynamics.

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A charming entry from France.

David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

The performances are uniformly excellent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Emily B.
Adapted from the play of the same name by Jean-Pierre Bacri and Agnès Jaoui (who both appear in the film) and it shows. It's not necessarily a bad thing… More