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A shady businessman ,about to be arrested after ruining his country (and more) ,has to get away from his native France ;he meets a dry cleaner,William ,who's got a private plane and they crash on an island They are not very good at their Robinson Crusoé act though...They both build a raft which leads them nowhere but Willy finds something unexpected ....civilization is there, on the other side on the island ,where everybody talks about the criminal whose face makes the headlines .Willy stays in a luxury hotel ,and brings back some food to his pal ,always waiting on the sand . Written by
Given the very poor rating of the movie on IMDb ,I expected the worst. Much to my surprise ,in spite of a bad reputation,the lines are often very funny ,and if it's a far cry of a masterpiece ,it 's an entertaining comedy ,certainly smarter than the "feel-good "flicks which currently poison the French scene.
Plot: A shady businessman (Auteuil) ,about to be arrested after ruining his country (and more) ,has to get away from his native France ;he meets a dry cleaner,William (Stocker) ,who's got a private plane (sic) and they crash on an island .They are not very good at their Robinson Crusoé act though...They both build a raft which leads them nowhere but Willy finds something unexpected ....
Your belief has to be suspended if you are to appreciate the rest of the movie;though directing is just OK ,nay mediocre ,the screenplay has enough good moments to laugh heartily.A screenplay which involves a (female) varanus, a sparkling water source ,a (wild) chicken ,a hostile nature on the other side of the island ,a firework,an iPod (but no mobile ) ,sleeping drug,a Raclette - melted cheese served with boiled potatoes and cold meats - and even a hurricane.
At a time when financial scandals frequently break ,particularly in the political world,the movie has a contemporary feel;a spoof on the self-made man whose mother was a notions dealer ("the button empire"),on "the favorite personality of the French";in this context ,Adamo's ditty ,"C'est Ma vie" meshes seamlessly in the absurdity of the situation;and let's give the director credit for using a FRENCH (sorry Belgian) song whereas most of his colleagues put songs in English bearing no relation to the plot;okay ,they also use Tom Jones ' "it's not unusual " but its words make sense .
How's that?No photograph of me on the newspapers!
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