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Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for language and sexual content

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This is a kooky comedy that energetically captures the frenzied pace of the contemporary multi-cultural young people trying to make a life in the incredibly beautiful baroque city of Barcelona.


L'Auberge Espagnole
Xavier (Romain Duris), a young Parisian is told by a friend of his father's that he'll find a wide-open job market if he can acquire a detailed knowledge of Spanish economics, so he enrolls in a kind of a European foreign exchange plan and heads for the University of Barcelona, leaving behind his ex-hippie mother (Lise Lamitrie) and his possessive girlfriend Martine (Audrey Tautou). Before finding a place to live, Xavier temporarily moves in with a French neurologist (Xavier De Guillebon) whom he met on his flight to Spain. As a bonus, when he's not in class, he gets to hang out with the doctor's incredibly beautiful lonely young wife (Judith Godrhche). Eventually, Xavier finds a cramped apartment to share with a multi-cultural bunch of post-teens including a Brit, a Dane, an Italian, a German, a Spaniard and a Belgian. They're all disgustingly attractive with petty love problems and not much energy and they speak at least a half-dozen languages. Writer-director Cidric Klapisch shot the film using high-definition Digital Video and based the story on his own very similar experiences. It was nominated for six César awards in France and won one (Cécile de France for Most Promising Actress). The beauty of Barcelona has to take second place to the beautiful people that inhabit this most charming comedy, among them - Amélie's Audrey Tautou who's probably only the third or fourth most attractive cast member of this delightful and charming film.






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