3.5

The French Kissers

Comedy Romance


 

A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst his peers.

This is an endearingly pragmatic and unrestrained film about the tricky, sticky life of a French fourteen year old boy. There is no airbrushing here – the pimples are real, and ready to pop - a warning to the weak of stomach! The gritty and authentic performances from the mostly young and inexperienced cast are excellent. The first-time director, previously known for writing comic strips, has created a simple and appealing alternative to the overly-glossy, largely American contributions to the teenage angst genre. Pucker up!

Wendy Slevison

Limited Release 26th December 2009
90 mins