Time Out says
Yes, it really is that clichéd, but unlike, say, Claude Lelouch at his most saccharine, Thompson never makes a meal of it, while there’s a visual restraint which avoids the cutesiness of ‘Amélie’. Which means we can sit back and watch a parade of French character types, safe in the knowledge that the plotting will give everyone some choice bits before tying it all up at the end. So, de France is ever-beaming, Lemercier provides a masterclass in comic humiliation, Brasseur’s still got his scuffed charisma, and even Dupontel gets away with his hoary art-for-the-proles act. Et voilà! Charming if you’re in the mood.
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