I Want to Go Home

To make a movie inspired by comic strip art has been a long term ambition for Renais; sadly, fulfilment of the dream seems too have come to late. Scripted by Jules Feiffer, this is a predictable tale of a boorishly xenophobic American cartoonist (in Paris for an exhibition of his work) and his estranged daughter (an unforgiving Franco-phile academic), who belatedly make friends thanks to unwitting intermediary Depardieu, a Sorbonne genius with a characteristically French love of pulp art. If it's meant to be funny, moving or an essay on the gulf between American and European mores, it fails; worse, however, the central characters are all so downright egocentric and unpleasant that they virtually drive you screaming from the cinema.

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alain Resnais
Screenwriter: Jules Feiffer
Cast: GĂ©rard Depardieu
Linda Lavin
Micheline Presle
Adolph Green
Laura Benson
Geraldine Chaplin

Average User Rating

1.3 / 5

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Matt

Larry's comment will offend some - but there's not much in it to argue with. For me, not a good film - pretentious, maybe.

Matt

Larry's comment will offend some - but there's not much in it to argue with. For me, not a good film - pretentious, maybe.