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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
OSS-117:LOST IN RIO
Looks like 2010 is my year to catch up with French-language films, with the animated A TOWN CALLED PANIC being a recent favorite, and a huge hit with my kids.
OSS-117:LOST IN RIO is not animation but it's star Jean Dujardin has managed to breathe new life into the James Bond parody genre (something I would not have thought possible at this late stage) and having watched it today on Netflix, I recommend it for it's startlingly precise 1960's Kodachrome visuals and it's antic (and admittedly hit-and-miss) grab-bag style of wildly inappropriate humor. It's been a long time since a movie made me actually glad to be alive, but this one did it. I guess it's the second in the series and I am working up the courage to see the first one (NEST OF SPIES) hoping I won't be disappointed. Check it out if you don't mind subtitles and like a good laugh.