Bon Voyage is a throwback to the screwball comedies of the forties, featuring all the essential ingredients; a good natured, handsome hero, a scurrilous woman, misinderstandings, mishaps and the ultimate triumph of good over adversity.
Set in a France on the verge of invasion by Germany in WWII, the film could plunge into political discussion, but in fact, beyond the 'all power corrupts' line flowing through many films, Bon Voyage keeps the laughs coming think and fast. The rush to establish the Vichy government is handled deftly and the characters involved, whilst being caricatures of the type are all, to some extent, believable.
The two leads are a delight, demonstrating great comic timing, and despite it all, likeability and Gerard Depardieu is, as always, a treat. The subtitles are legible, don't intrude on the action and can make you laugh and the whole film is carried off with style, passion and great affection for the genre.
If you are a fan of well made screwball comedies and like your plots to twist and turn, then this movie is for you!