My Afternoons with Margueritte

My Afternoons with Margueritte

My Afternoons with Margueritte

Comedy set in  provincial France starring Gerard Depardieu. From French filmmaker Jean Becker (Conversations with My Gardener, Elisa).

Germain (Depardieu) is a semiliterate 50-something whose home is a trailer on his mother's front lawn. Despite their poisonous relationship and being the butt of jokes, Germain finds comfort in tending to his vegetable patch, carving wood figurines, or feeding the pigeons in the local park. It’s in the park he meets Margueritte (Gisèle Casadesus), a sweet elderly lady who charms Germain with her zest for life and her love for literature. He begins to see life anew with the great French novels that she reads to him.

201079 minsFranceFrench and Flemish with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema

Streaming (2 Providers)

Reviews & comments

Not bad

It was ok. The acting was good and it does have some good messages ... but it was just too sweet for my liking, but that's just me. Most people do love that sweetness, and I might have enjoyed it more if I had not just watched THE BIG PICTURE (another French film on our NZ screens at present); but it simply felt too light for me ... I should have kept that...

3.0

Loved this movie

How does a fat ugly man in his 50s manage to be soooooooo sexy even when he is playing a semi unemployed guy living in a caravan on his mothers front lawn? This movie is really special.

Variety

Variety

press

French feel-good filmmaking to the max. Yet a heaping pile of cliches doesn't prevent this touchingly simplistic tale -- from exuding a strong and universal emotional appeal.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Only the French could get away with such an old-fashioned charmer.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

You really will need a sweet tooth for this one. Or rather, you will need a complete set of dentures made out of Mars Bars and Creme Eggs.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A saccharine prose poem over the closing credits underlines the nausea.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Charming slice of small-town France.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

French feel-good filmmaking to the max. Yet a heaping pile of cliches doesn't prevent this touchingly simplistic tale -- from exuding a strong and universal emotional appeal.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Only the French could get away with such an old-fashioned charmer.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

You really will need a sweet tooth for this one. Or rather, you will need a complete set of dentures made out of Mars Bars and Creme Eggs.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

A saccharine prose poem over the closing credits underlines the nausea.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Charming slice of small-town France.

3.0

Not bad

It was ok. The acting was good and it does have some good messages ... but it was just too sweet for my liking, but that's just me. Most people do love that sweetness, and I might have enjoyed it more if I had not just watched THE BIG PICTURE (another French film on our NZ screens at present); but it simply felt too light for me ... I should have kept...

3.0

Loved this movie

How does a fat ugly man in his 50s manage to be soooooooo sexy even when he is playing a semi unemployed guy living in a caravan on his mothers front lawn? This movie is really special.