The Suitor (le Soupirant) (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Suitor (le Soupirant) (1963)





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The quest for love gets a farcical French treatment in this lighthearted romp, the sophomore directorial effort from writer and star Pierre Etaix. Etaix plays Pierre, a shy youth under pressure from his mother to find a nice girl and settle down. In order to appease her, Pierre proposes marriage to his family's Swedish student boarder, whose poor grasp of French leads to a misunderstanding. Believing that he has been rejected, Pierre commences trying to find the right woman for him. After an abortive assignation with a seductive one-night stand, Pierre becomes obsessed with a popular actress he spots on television. Collecting all the memorabilia he can find associated with the woman, the love-struck Pierre even buys an engagement ring, but when he tracks down the object of his affection, he is surprised to find that she is old enough to be his mother. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


Critic Reviews for The Suitor (le Soupirant)

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All this is, in its way, Keatonesque and Etaix, you may be sure, knows it.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Inspired by classic silent cinema slapstick and of the school of Tati, Étaix's first film grabs us from the get go with a one-two punch of great visual fakeout gags.

December 30, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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