The genuine French title of the movie ‘The French kissers’ is ‘Les Beaux Gosses’. Riad Sattouf has made his first directorial attempt with this movie. Herve played by Vincent Lacoste is a teenager from a junior high school, lives with his single mom. Herve looks pretty ordinary and his performance in school is mediocre. His best friend is an Arabic guy with a weird name, Camel (Anthony Sonigo). They both frequently fantasize about the girls in their class and their moms. But in reality, they have never been so lucky with the girls. They have faced a lot of rejection from the girls.
Herve tries to romance several girls in his school. He asks Laura (Julie Scheibling) to go on a date with him but the latter takes it as a joke. Aurore ( Alice Tremolieres) is a bonafide beauty who’s very popular at their school. She asks Herve for a date and as the story unfolds both of them get into a kind of awkward relationship. Herve and Camel are having a hard time with the explosion of their libido. Both of them are very close to each other. They frequently masturbate together when they are alone. Both of them are obsessed about girls and sex but none of them indulged in any sexual relationship with the girls beyond kissing.
Herve and Aurore’s relationship hit the rough patch when Herve’s buddies try to grope Aurore in a game called Dungeons and Dragons. Aurore comes to know that Herve has lied to his friends about having a sexual relationship with her. This really pisses off Aurore and she breaks up with him. The teenagers get promoted to high school and the film ends on a note with Harve’s mom getting married to Anas’s dad, Herve and Sabrina dating each other, Jennifer dating Camel and Aurore is dating Wulfran. The technical details about the movie about cast and box office could be seen on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. The concept based movies and shows could be enjoyed on various free platforms. According to Neptunofilms, Snagfilms, and Tubitv are free streaming websites available to watch movies and series on this theme.
The director and writer of the movie Riad Sattouf is a popular comic book writer and he debuted as a director with this film. Well, the movie is quite amazing and Riad definitely deserves some recognition for such a remarkable story and direction. He himself has penned the screenplay along with Marc Syrigas. Teen sex has been an interesting topic for a lot of hit movies, one amongst them is of course ‘American Pie’. Sattouf tries to keep it as realistic as possible. He projects the awkward problems that adolescents usually face in everyday life. The movie deals with the subject that every teenager goes through while growing up. From exploring their physical needs to facing rejection by the opposite sex, from having a hard time with the parents at home to struggling to get a good grade at school, the director has very skilfully projected all of it in this 90 minutes movie.
The teenage actors have performed phenomenally well and had done complete justice to the characters. There are few big names from the industry who also had done a fairly good job in their characters. Lvovsky portrays a very crucial role in the movie. Emmanuelle Devos had a cameo role in the movie. There are other cameo appearances by popular faces like Aurore’s mother, played by Irene Jacob, Riad himself gave a cameo appearance, Marjane Satrapi plays a character of a saleswoman.
The Humorous elements have raised the bar of the film. Some of the dialogues are hilarious and they will make you go ROFL. Overall it’s a unique attempt with a popular subject by the makers. We have given a Thumbs up for this film. The movie will take you in a joyous ride full of comedy and bittersweet emotions!. The movie right now streaming on many popular platforms. Just a simple google search could help watch complete movie online.
- Movie– The French Kissers
- Genre- Teen/Comedy
- Directed by- Riad Sattouf
- Cast- Vincent Lacoste, Anthony Sonigo, Noemie Lvovsky, Alice Tremolieres,
- Release date- 10th June 2009
- Box office collection- $14, 751,272.