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The Speech

2020 1h 27m Comedy List
Reviews 50% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
A man waits for a reconciliation message from his ex during a seemingly never-ending family dinner. Read More Read Less

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Ezequiel Boetti Otroscines.com A lesser comedy with a protagonist that repels any kind of empathy and takes steps towards a humor that is hardly humorous. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/5 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Milagros Amondaray La Nación (Argentina) When it isn't cheesy or forced, The Speech is a welcome celebration of mistakes. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/4 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Nazareno Brega Clarín Humor is the only reprieve from the suffocating internal thought process of the protagonist. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2/4 Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Amparo Cabal EscribiendoCine Solid, fun, and emotive... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 8/10 Aug 31, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Foster F I thought this a delightful...and in some ways a highly poignant comedy. Pleased I had an opportunity to view it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review Raph G The movie idea is to make you spend 2h with the most unlikeable main character there is. Oh and he's neither funny nor mean nor cruel or anything like this. Just plain unpleasant and uninteresting. Cherry on the cake Benjamin Lavernhe plays him with a touch of self content that makes the viewer's experience even worse. A terrible idea as only my fellow French people seem to come up with. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/17/23 Full Review john f A very funny French comedy that will delight with its light touch and occasional deep pathos. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A man waits for a reconciliation message from his ex during a seemingly never-ending family dinner.
Director
Laurent Tirard
Producer
Olivia Lagache
Screenwriter
Laurent Tirard, Fabcaro
Production Co
Les Films sur mesure, Le Pacte, France 2 Cinéma, Scope Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
French (France)
Runtime
1h 27m