L'Auberge Espagnole
L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)

A man eager to learn Spanish gets an education he wasn't expecting in this comedy drama. Xavier (Romain Duris) is a French economics student who is nearing the completion of his degree and is looking for work. Xavier's father… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 16, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This multicultural comedy captures the chaos and excitement of being young.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Yet another example of writer/director Klapisch's way of finding fresh new insights within the most mundane of circumstances.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Much of the charm of this film is in its understanding of the great fluidity of romantic relationships -- especially before people decide to settle down.

Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch takes the old clichés of culture clash, college roommate chaos, and a young adult's education outside the confines of the classroom and turns it into vision of the then-new European Union as communal household.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A film whose limitations are the same as its appeal: It's a bauble.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

As he did in When the Cat's Away, Klapisch demonstrates an understanding for the way young people caught between the demands of adulthood and their lingering adolescence behave.

Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

fun, irresistibly charming and very genuinely felt

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

It features four of the most erotically and emotionally delectable female performances I have seen in one film this year.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

It's hard to complain about a film that combines Paris and the city in the world that is most like it.

Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

A Big Mac with a mineral water chaser.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
It's unfortunate that this film's marketing outside of Europe relied so much on Audrey Tautou, post-Amélie--be advised, she's barely in the… More
Cassandra Maples
At first sight, this film is a lively and engaging comedy, particularly for anybody familiar with the world of Erasmus students. Klapisch has undoubtedly… More
Carlos Magalhães
A lovely, funny and touching film about friendship and love that will please even more those who know what it is like to live abroad, and it portrays with a… More
Leigh Ryan
Weird... but good
Letitia Lew
French student's coming-of-age story. Reminded me of a European version of Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood", but I found the events in… More
Ross Collins
A movie I can really identify with about a bunch of Erasmus students from across Europe sharing a house and life in Barcelona. It avoids being corny, and… More