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The French Dispatch

2021 . Comedy, Drama, Romance, Rom-Com . 1h 48m

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About the movie

The staff of an American magazine based in France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

Rated:

R

Language:

Français, English

Release:

21 Oct 2021

Original Title:

The French Dispatch

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Rom-Com

Length:

1h 48m

Budget:

$25,000,000

Box Office Sales:

$46,000,000

Awards:

Nominated for 3 BAFTA 23 wins & 121 nominations total

Keywords:

france, poison, painter, journalist, journalism, 1970s, riot, artist, imprisonment, art collector, editor-in-chief, magazine, anthology, food poisoning, murderer, chef, lecture, post world war ii, child kidnapping, obituary, bicycle tour, poisoning, father son relationship, animated sequence

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Reviews

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Logan Harrington image

6 months ago

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“The prisoners are asking to be bribed” This film is absolutely absurd, and I love it! The three stories told are each unique and fun, while the overarching story is also comprehensive and fun. The cast of this is absolutely STACKED, and it never feels like characters are shoehorned into the stories. The score is also incredibly fun and fitting for this film. This simply feels like a Wes Anderson film, and I mean that in the best ways possible. Now that I’ve seen this, I’m truly surprised it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar this year!

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Morten Schroeder image

8 months ago

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Im torn. As with every Wes Anderson movie it’s a masterclass in cinematography and every scene is beautiful, thoughtful and unique. The characters are quirky, the writing is beautiful and the dialogue is both funny and inventive. However, unfortunately the storyline is not able to live up to the visuals. Each story in itself is interesting and you get drawn in but I was missing something to tie them together. They were three separate stories, that were lazily associated through a newspaper. Overall I enjoyed it, and I have a feeling this is the kind of movie that ages well with time and will stay with me for a while. Borderline 8. ❤️ Wes Anderson!

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Ang Gray image

11 months ago

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Had its moments. Some parts were a 9 but others were 5. Didn't feel cohesive. Anderson's usual quirkiness bolstered some scenes but may have hindered others. If nothing else, it was definitely unique.. But also uneven and slow in parts. And some of the cameos were oddly distracting, like Edward Norton being in the one scene or having Schreiber as the host. Could have used more Bill Murray as well.

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Madelyn Rogers

8 months ago

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This movie is difficult for me. On one hand, it was exciting to see Anderson try something new. His movies can be very formulaic in nature. Which isn’t to say they’re bad! They all have very strong stories and wonderful direction, but most Wes Anderson films are undeniably Wes Anderson. There’s a checklist to his works, from shots to color palettes to casting, and to an extent The French Dispatch broke away from that. However, that definitely meant missing some things. Firstly, this was his fist anthology, which was an interesting watch. But while fresh, it felt disjointed and lacking. I love watching Anderson tell stories, and it was frustrating to watch things cut short. I feel that any of the three stories he used would have made wonderful films had they had more time dedicated to them, but I didn’t feel I had enough time to emotionally connect to the characters. I also desperately missed the colors. I am not opposed to black and white movies, but I associate Wes Anderson with whimsical color palettes, which I felt deprived of here. Another moment of Anderson predictability I missed was the casting; while it had many of my favorites, I would have loved more screen time for Owen Wilson and Bill Murray. I didn’t despise the movie though, and there were many things I found enjoyable. The humor was phenomenal; I think this is definitely one of his funniest works. While I was not as emotionally moved as some of his other films, I felt that it kept pace with (if not outdid) his other works in the humor department. I LOVED the use of 2D animation; I was delighted when those scenes would come on. The animation is definitely what I was hoping for when I heard Wes Anderson was departing from his typical fare, it was the exact kind of experimentation I was hoping for. Out of the stories my favorite was likely the kidnapping plot line. To me it felt the most Wes, and I was happy to end the film on a high note. However, despite my rather lengthy review, my opinion doesn’t really matter, which Anderson seems to expressly tell the audience during the artist plot line. With direct references to simply doing art for the love of it and not for the money, it seems he tells the audience, “I know this isn’t what you want, but I’m not making it for you, I’m making it for me. Stay or don’t.” It’s entirely possible the movie is simply too high brow and artsy for me; I’m sure there are things that flew over my head. I hope to revisit it someday with fresh eyes and fewer expectations, but in the meantime I think I’ll rewatch some of his less avant-garde works.

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11 months ago

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Overstuffed & Dull, Not Wes Anderson's Best The result is a lighthearted story, but one that is deeply frustrating, sluggish and unengaging, attuned to its stylish details above all else.

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3 months ago

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It is a charming homage to the magazine The New Yorker and in full Wes Anderson style you get these enigmatic stories wrapped up in the most beautiful and quirky design. Unfortunately I found the stories a little meandering at times and I wasn't as invested in the characters as usual - potentially because of the relatively short time we had with each of them. My last point is really just me being greedy, I understand why he chose to do large parts in black & white and it worked well however one of my favourite parts of Wes Anderson's style is his immaculate colour palettes!

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carla navarro

8 months ago

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Always enjoy a Wes Anderson movie, liked how messy and weird it was.

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Wade Van Staden

9 months ago

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Possibly the most visually appealing Wes Anderson film. His use of practical effects and unique sets is at its very best here. The anthology format makes it really interesting and it's the kind of film you want to watch again

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Theodor Sandaker

9 months ago

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I guess I just love everything Wes Anderson makes. The story is a bit fragmented, but the visuals and the storytelling is perfect as usual.

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Xeon Pereira

10 months ago

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The more I linger about the movie the more I like it. I was not understanding the use of black and white so often throughout the film and then it hit me, this is a newspaper in a movie 👀 I obviously miss the saturated colour of the sets that Wes always brings but I understood their take and manage to deliver something new. Not sure if it was the intent but I felt that the animation was very reminiscent of Hergé, which brought me joy ✨

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Kelly Wang image

11 months ago

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Wes Anderson has done it AGAIN!! A very aesthetically pleasing film, amazing prop design. As usually, storyline is a bit lack of depth (feel good film for sure), but an amazing tribute to the paper media.

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Rishav Sarkar

3 weeks ago

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This is a beautiful movie. I guess it's not for everyone, it's a funny drama. And beautifully made, every frame is a painting.

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Raksha S M

4 months ago

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Such a different movie, would definitely recommend everyone to watch it

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Astacianna Hatcher

5 months ago

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So artistic! Filled with my favorite actors. It’s a series if tableaus that each stand alone yet connect with the newspaper through-line.

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Dominic Scott

6 months ago

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Aesthetically Wes Anderson’s most ‘Wes Anderson’ style movie to date- just beautiful throughout. Slightly let down by some of the plots getting a little muddied throughout. Still a very enjoyable movie!

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V K

7 months ago

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exactly the right amount of funny chaos and strong characters!

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Marcus Connor

8 months ago

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Not the most Wes Anderson-y film he’s ever made but a fun story none the less.

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Shi Sun

9 months ago

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211110 和Maria在BFI看的。在Crystal Palace逛了一下午趕著三點的場次去看,最後坐了公車。可能因為一大早起又舟車勞頓,電影也沒字幕,完全給看睡著了。電影結束後去倫敦眼旁邊的市集買了Polish sausage dogs吃。電影展覽也和朋友們去看了,就感覺一般。說了好多無關的事,但也要再看一遍的。

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9 months ago

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A loving ode to the spirit of journalism, The French Dispatch will be most enjoyed by fans of Wes Anderson's meticulously arranged aesthetic.

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Suman Ruprai

9 months ago

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Another brilliant film by Wes Anderson. It’s beautiful, funny, quirky, symmetrical, a little confusing but most importantly, brilliant.

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Ana Paula Ortiz

9 months ago

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Me gustaron mucho las tomas y la fotografía, pero las historias tienen poca trama interesante. Mi parte favorita son las escenas de créditos con los posters.

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Drew Barnaby

10 months ago

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A pleasant viewing experience, not one to watch for its plot however!

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10 months ago

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📣 Top user review: The visuals, the music, the acting, the symbolism is really all on another level. It's beautiful to watch and intriguing to listen too However this movie is so difficult to follow. I felt more confused watching this film than when I saw tenet for the first time. Wes Andersons Production continues to improve in each movie that he does but I think he needs to slow down just a bit so his audience can better understand his creative mind.

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Christina

11 months ago

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I’ve only seen one other Wes Anderson film prior to this. I feel like you either understand his style or you don’t! I really enjoyed this film, and found myself excited to watch each story unfold. Very happy I was able to watch in theaters!

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11 months ago

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Exasperating Wes Anderson portmanteau picture A stellar cast enliven the director’s uneven three-story anthology featuring a student protest, an insane artist and a heist thriller.

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11 months ago

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Remember Magazines? Wes Anderson pays antic tribute to the old New Yorker and its far-flung correspondents.

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1 year ago

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The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

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1 year ago

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The French Dispatch: Four stars for Wes Anderson's latest The long-awaited new film from the eccentric US director – featuring three "breezy, cheeky vignettes" – is arch, whimsical and everything you'd expect from him.

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Abhishek Rathore

7 months ago

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It was just not of my taste !

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zomb

8 months ago

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the most wes anderson wes anderson movie yet

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