A Monster in Paris

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  • PG
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.7  (22,508)

A Monster in Paris is a French animated adventure-comedy film released in 2011, directed by Bibo Bergeron. The movie is set in Paris during the year 1910 and features a monster that terrorizes the city. The story begins with a clumsy delivery driver, Emile, and his imaginative and creative friend Raoul, who work at a botanical garden in Paris. One day, they accidentally create a monstrous creature, which escapes and runs away into the city of Paris.

The monster reaches Paris and hides in a cabaret theater known as the L'Oiseau Rare (The Rare Bird), where he befriends the cabaret singer, Lucille. She sees the creature in a different light and gives him the name "Francoeur."

However, no one else in the city is as accepting of the monster. The city's ruthless police commissioner, Maynott, sees Francoeur as a serious threat and orders his men to capture him. He hires a crooked inventor named Pate to create a killing machine to get rid of the monster.

Meanwhile, Raoul, who is infatuated with Lucille, visits her at the L'Oiseau Rare but ends up getting into trouble with Maynott's men. Francoeur comes to their aid and ends up becoming a hero of sorts in their eyes.

As the city celebrates Francoeur's heroics, Pate's killing machine wreaks havoc in Paris, causing destruction and chaos. It is up to Emile, Raoul, and Lucille to stop Pate's killing machine and save Francoeur from the clutches of Maynott.

As the plot unfolds, we see various thematic elements. For instance, the film deals with friendship and acceptance, showing how important it is to look beyond someone's appearance and get to know them as a person. Raoul and Emile are prime examples of this, as their friendship makes them more accepting of Francoeur.

Moreover, the movie highlights the importance of letting creativity and imagination flourish. Raoul's creativity helps him see Francoeur in a different light, becoming his friend instead of being afraid of him. The power of music is also a key theme, with Lucille's singing calming Francoeur and bringing people together.

The animation in the movie is beautiful, with a mix of 2D and 3D animation techniques. The city of Paris is beautifully rendered, and the characters are all unique and visually appealing. The movie's musical numbers are enjoyable, with catchy songs that add to the story's overall charm.

In terms of the voice acting, Gad Elmaleh brings a good range of emotions to his character, Raoul. Vanessa Paradis does justice to her character, Lucille, as she brings out both vulnerability and strength. Matthieu Chedid also does a great job voicing Francoeur, making the character lovable despite being a monster.

A Monster in Paris is a delightful and heartwarming movie that blends adventure, comedy, and music. It's a perfect film for the whole family, with something for everyone to enjoy. The movie's message of friendship, creativity, and acceptance is universal, and its visual and audio elements are splendid. It is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.

A Monster in Paris is a 2011 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

A Monster in Paris
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    6.7  (22,508)