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Tanguy - an excellent French comedy
on 25 March 2005
"Tanguy" is a 28 year old college lecturer... still living with his parents.
The film focuses on his parents' increasingly desperate attempts to get their son to (literally) move on. You can't blame them - Tanguy treats their flat like a hotel and causes no end of sleep depravation for his parents by frequently bringing home "company"... well, you get the idea.
The revenge tactics employed by his parents are hilarious, and range from the deliciously petty to the strangely dark.
There are too many to list here, and in anycase, this is one of those comedic gems that just begs for you to discover it by yourself.
The cast are all superb - Tanguy's emotional shallowness makes it rather easy for you enjoy seeing his parents get their own back.
A snappy script is thankfully unhampered by the subtitling - in fact I'd say subtitles work much better in this case, dubbing would have lost half the comedy.
Overall, a fantasically enjoyable film.