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  • Summary: A hilarious story of how one little rumor not only brightens a simple man's life, but also triggers an awakening of everyone around him. (Miramax Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Neither a "gay" movie nor a straight one; it is simply a funny one.
  2. Wins you over with its devastating simplicity.
  3. 83
    It is aided both by fine performances by Auteuil, Aumont and Depardieu and by wonderful pacing.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    This is economy of style that Americans get only in Woody Allen movies -- and even that's not a guarantee.
  5. A farce nearly as cracked as his previous "The Dinner Game."
  6. Reviewed by: Holly Willis
    70
    Auteuil is as charming as ever, with a surprising aptitude for physical humor that keeps the tone cheerfully light and the laughs plentiful.
  7. 20
    Has a blithe tone and a capable cast, but Veber's script is 100 percent laugh-free.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3