Feel-good film about miscasts - a genre that is very popular in France at the moment. It's Philippe Katerine who steals the show, as he couldn't care less about how he looks, how weird and silly he sounds. He brings the extra touch of nonsense to prevent the film from edging toward sentimentality. Almaric and Poelvoorde are great.
This is what results when the french star system and his progeny, looks at his belly button while thinking himself intelligent enough to give lessons on life by pouring clichés on society. Gilles, unlike his father Claude, understood at least one thing: to be successful in the movie theater and to hit the jackpot, it's better not to try to make films for art, for the "cinéma" but to go straight to the wacky stuffs.
Just seen this film at the weekend in Paris and it was lovely to see and hear the audience react so positively. I found the performance by Leila Bekhti particularly funny and at times hilarious but I have to say all the actors were excellent with their distinct issues and personalities. A really nice time spent at the cinema and a very French way to see the world.