I Want to Go Home

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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

110 mins

Cast and crew

Alain Resnais
Jules Feiffer
Gérard Depardieu
Linda Lavin
Micheline Presle
Adolph Green
Laura Benson
Geraldine Chaplin
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