La tête en friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte)
La tête en friche (My Afternoons with Margueritte) (2011)

My Afternoons with Margueritte is the story of life's random encounters. In a small French town, Germain, a nearly illiterate man in his 50's and considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's sentimental and treacly, but that's not enough to prevent My Afternoons with Margueritte from being truly affecting.

Tom Long
Detroit News

A sweet puff of a film, My Afternoons With Margueritte is as disarming as it is absurd.

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Adam Bernstein
Washington Post

A predictable, undernourished love story.

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Dennis Harvey

My Afternoons with Margueritte itself is hardly brain food for viewers-it's more like a still-warm, home-baked cookie, celluloid comfort food.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

[Depardieu] is as emblematic of his country as Tom Hanks is of ours, and "My Afternoons With Margueritte" is his "Forrest Gump." Only better.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a lovely movie.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

No será una gran película, pero es un raro ejemplar en estos días cuyo hallazgo produce un placer inusual. Gérard Depardieu ofrece una actuación conmovedora.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The happy ending lays it on too thick, but what the hell: In for a dime, in for a dollar.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's determined to look on the bright side. The film isn't about the actor's intelligence. It's about his emotional radiance.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

There's no reason this cliché-ridden French drama should work, but it does, and there's the beauty of it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
An oaf (Gerard Depardieu) forms an unlikely friendship with a 95-year old woman who sees the intelligence buried inside of him. This sweet, literate character… More
Mark Abell
A thoroughly delightful little film that reminded this viewer of the inspiration he received from his grandmother that has resulted in a lifelong love of… More
'My Afternoons With Margueritte'. Sweet, charming, filled with moments of oddball humour, and two lovable leading performances! In Depardieu's… More
Panta Oz
This French work of art directed by Jean Becker owes everything to the two great actors: Gerard Depardieu as Germain Chazes and Gisele Casadesus as Marguerite.… More
Walter M.
As a freelance handyman, Germain(Gerard Depardieu) leads an up and down life. On the down side, there is trying to get money out of clients for a completed… More