Very enjoyable film. The French seem to have the knack of offering great characters with something a bit different. Maybe a bit too feel good but if you don't want to stress yourself with a movie then this one is for you.
You find yourself just going along with journey, and suddenly the movie's over and you realise not a lot has happened but you've enjoyed the ride with some nice people.
Great french film, filmed in some beautiful french buildings. I loved the way the characters learn't from each other through- out the movie, finally bringing out the best of each other and discovering themselves!
Enjoyed this movie, always like 'Audrey Tautou's acting
Classic French quirkiness. A good Sunday arvo film.
Thoroughly good movie. Highly recommend. All actors very convincing in their roles. Husband even stayed awake to end and enjoyed it!
Enjoyed the film , wonderful acting, full of charm and hope. However the film was marred by the screams of a pig being slaughtered , and this heart-rending sound is unforgettable.. It was a cruel thing to do for the purposes of the film, and for the sake of demonstrating French culture. How could Tatou's character, being so vulnerable, accept this?
This was a lovely film. Don't bother with the short filml in the extra though - it was dull. The direction at times seemed to skip sections so keeping track of time frames in the film was difficult. I also thought there was a love triangle going on but apparently not. Still, very enjoyable.
What a beautiful film - Audrey Tautou as ever sublime, and the characters in general a wonderful little ensemble. Why on earth did the English name it Hunting and Gathering....?
A little charmer, boy meets girl - with a twist. some fine French idiosyncracies and some classic characters.
A good story, well acted, but quite predictable.
Enjoyable to watch. Not outstanding but was a great Friday night in movie.
Enjoyable, even if a bit far-fetched.
A charming movie which I enjoyed watching but wouldn't go out of my way to see again.
This was an emotional and quirky little movie, the characters make it unique and i absolutely enjoy all the actors, a few i have seen before. It's a must see if you like anything that is heartfelt but without being a boring chick flick!!
2 and half stars - a sweet movie but shallow and simple, did not really get to know the characters very well - just the surface, so really didn't care what happened to them. Don't regret spending the time to watch it but not a movie I could recommend.
This was lovely, engaging and well made. Great acting and the old lady magnificent.
Simply a lovely film. There?s not much to dislike. Maybe that?s it too predictable and ? for a French film ? not explicit enough. And where did the totally unrelated English title come from? Also, unrelated is the Aussie short film on the DVD; while nicely done, why is it there?
Camille lives alone in a chilly attic apartment of a large block. She works as an office cleaner, but does portraits in charcoal. She's lonely up there so when she bumps into Philibert, a friendly well-mannered young man, occupying a large apartment on the ground floor, she invites him to dinner, which is quite a success despite the cramped conditions. He becomes concerned for her welfare when she catches 'flu later on, and puts her to bed in his apartment. But Franck, a chef and Philibert's housemate, is not happy with the arrangement. He becomes surly, plays his radio at full volume and makes life pretty unbearable for Camille. But when he goes to visit his sick mother on his day off, he becomes another person, providing for her every need. While the stand-off between Franck and Camille is going on, Philibert visits his family, which gives them a chance to make peace with each other. To make amends for his bad behaviour, Franck takes Camille to a happy family celebration. This adaptation from a very long novel does suffer from one or two anomalies. For instance, Philibert produces a fiance at the end when we had no indication that she was even a girlfriend. Audrey Tautou, as Camille, is as captivating as ever, and Laurence Stocker, as the slightly eccentric Philibert, plays a vital part in injecting some badly needed humour into the drama.
Good fun. Possibly a little predictable, but Audrey Tatou is perfect as the sweet, vulnerable girl who will melt the coarsest of hearts. Typical French movie - they seem to be able to impart sexiness without taking all their clothes off! Undemanding romantic fare.
Another superb Claude Berry film
A charming and uplifting film with engaging performances.
A very enjoyable uplifting story with realistic characters overcoming their foibles as they grow together. Not another Amelie from Audrey Tatou, but close enough to be a delight well worth watching.
This was a really lovely film - not outstanding by any means - but really lovely.
Upon learning that Frenchman Claude Berri (Jean de Florette, Manon Des Sources), was the director I knew that this was a must see film; I wasn’t disappointed. Character development is one of his great strengths and here we quickly become enmeshed in the shortcomings of four Paris misfits, Camille, Franck, Philibert and Paulette. We grow to accept and empathize with them for who they are, watching their tenuous relationships with one another transform into a unifying strength summarized by film’s French title, Ensemble, C'est Tout (“It is all together”) which makes more sense than Hunting and Gathering. While not in the same league as the two other Berri films, this one is well balanced with humour, romance and emotional engagement--a feel-good goodie!