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- Mon Oncle
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I have been re watching Tati, one by one, these last months. I'm not a fan of predictable, silly humor, like Dumb and Dumber. This however I find funny and charming and beautiful! How I wish Tati made more films. He had such a wonderful eye for the comic side of things we take for granted. And just imagine what he could have done with our modern world today. Where is the modern version of Tati??? We need him/her!!!
I loved how this film ends where his next film, Play Time begins, at the airport. Is Play Time maybe the story of what happened after Hulot steps of the plain he took in this one?
This has its moments, but it's mostly interminable. Even gags that are only used once are beaten to death.
Man, these M. Hulot films are terrible and boring. How can anyone actually like them and think they're funny?
Watching this is an arduous ordeal rather than entertainment.
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This movie ranks #11 in Academy Award Best Foreign Pictures
This movie ranks #15 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #19 in Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Nominees
This movie ranks #26 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
This movie ranks #76 in François Truffaut's The Films of My Life
This movie ranks #115 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #211 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #218 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
This movie ranks #331 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #416 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #435 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #509 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
This movie ranks #597 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #600 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
This movie ranks #618 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #641 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List