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The Student and Mr. Henri (2015)

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Veteran star Claude Brasseur plays the cantankerous Henri of the title in this riotous comedy of bad manners and good intentions. Bitterly opposed to the relationship between his son Paul (television comic Guillaume de Tonquédec) and the flighty Valérie (Frédérique Bel), Henri strikes upon a devious plan. He offers free board to attractive student Constance (vivacious newcomer Noémie Schmidt), who, desperate to make her own way, agrees to use her charms to drive the couple apart.

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Critic Reviews for The Student and Mr. Henri

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The performances by Schmidt and Bel are adequate, but Brasseur, who played opposite the likes of Jean Gabin back in the 1950s, is unable to get much change out of the stereotyped role of the old grump.

August 18, 2016 | Full Review…

The fact Henri attempts to pimp out Constance to upset his bourgeois son's sterile marriage seems overlooked in the syrupy climax. An unlikeable film about unlikeable people.

February 9, 2020 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's blandly pleasant, and the music is quite nice, but you'll be hard pressed to remember anything about it a week after you see it.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

A simple but entertaining story, with friendly characters and balanced humor with emotion and tenderness. [Full review in Spanish]

June 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Conveys a message of empathy, friendship and perseverance. We have heard it before but contemporary history shows that it hasn't been enough. [Full review in Spanish]

June 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A pleasant and populist well-performed comedy. [Full review in Spanish]

May 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Student and Mr. Henri

The music is cliched and Mr. Henri's feelings for Constance grow in a way that seems a bit rushed when you stop to think about it (it made me wish I could know more about his motivations), but the movie has a heart and is mature enough to be worth our time.

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