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Movie Discussion Group verdict – WELCOME TO THE STICKS (Dendy cinemas)

By Movie_Group - 1 October 2008 1

    (From dendy.com.au) “Post office manager Philippe Abrams (Kad Merad) and his wife Julie (Zoé Félix) love the sunny South of France. But when Philippe gets caught trying to cheat his way into a transfer to a Riviera resort, the punishment could not be worse. Philippe must pay for his sins by spending three years at a post office in the dreaded Nord Pas de Calais, France’s northernmost region, reputed for its heavy industry and cool climate.”

This is just good simple entertainment. (No doubt anyone with better knowledge of France would have better understood the regional variation and dialects it was based on, French speakers have difficulty with the local Belgian border Flemish and local dialects.)

Well worth seeing. One aspect of the comedy verged on silly, there were some more serious aspects to reflect upon – interpersonal and regional preconceptions – if one wanted a more reflective approach.

The Movie Discussion Group meets once a week to see a movie and then go for coffee afterwards to discuss. There are no membership fees. For more information, or to join our emailing list, email movie_group@yahoo.com.au

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Movie Discussion Group verdict – WELCOME TO THE STICKS (Dendy cinemas)
Granny 5:54 pm 01 Oct 08

I have been dying to see this, but got dragged along to see ‘Tropic Thunder’ instead …. Well, that was romantic. Not!

I do hope to see ‘Welcome to the Sticks’ while it is still showing at Dendy.

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