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  • NR
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.1  (3,168)

Barbecue is a French comedy film directed by Eric Lavaine and released in 2014. It stars Lambert Wilson, Franck Dubosc, and Florence Foresti in the lead roles. The film revolves around a group of friends who decide to organize a barbecue party to celebrate the 50th birthday of Antoine (Lambert Wilson). The movie begins with a prologue that establishes the friendship between Antoine and his buddies. We see them as young men, carefree and full of life, playing football on the beach. The scene then cuts to the present day, where we see Antoine as a successful businessman who finds himself feeling alone and disconnected from his friends and family.

As Antoine’s birthday approaches, his wife decides to organize a surprise party for him, inviting all of their old friends. Antoine is happy to see his buddies again but is disappointed when he realizes that they are all leading different lives and have grown apart from each other. However, the group decides to rekindle their friendship and organize a barbecue party in the countryside.

The second part of the movie is set in the beautiful French countryside, where the friends spend a weekend grilling, drinking, and catching up. The group’s dynamic is entertaining and varied, with each character bringing his or her own quirks and idiosyncrasies to the table. We meet Antoine’s best friend, Vincent (Franck Dubosc), who is going through a midlife crisis and trying to rekindle a relationship with his ex-wife. There’s also the gregarious and flirtatious Jeff (Jérôme Commandeur), the quiet and reserved Paulo (Guillaume de Tonquédec), and the fashion-conscious Alexandra (Florence Foresti).

As the group relives old memories and makes new ones, secrets are revealed, tensions arise, and they begin to realize that they may not know each other as well as they thought. The movie explores themes of friendship, aging, and the importance of staying connected to the people who matter most in our lives.

One of the standout features of the film is the stunning cinematography. The scenes set in the French countryside are breathtaking, with beautiful panoramic shots of rolling hills, vineyards, and quaint villages. The soundtrack, composed by Fabien Cahen, adds to the film’s playful and upbeat tone, with catchy tunes that will have you tapping your feet along.

The performances of the actors are top-notch, with each of the leads delivering nuanced and layered performances. Lambert Wilson is particularly impressive as Antoine, capturing the character’s mixture of melancholy and nostalgia. Franck Dubosc is hilarious as the boisterous Vincent, while Florence Foresti steals the show as the sassy and stylish Alexandra.

Overall, Barbecue is a delightful and heartwarming film that will leave you with a smile on your face. It’s a celebration of friendship and the joys of simple pleasures like good food, good wine, and good company. The film’s message is one that resonates with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, reminding us of the importance of maintaining our connections with the people we care about. Whether you’re a lover of French cinema or just looking for a feel-good comedy, Barbecue is well worth a watch.

Barbecue is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    6.1  (3,168)