LES VACANCES DE MONSIEUR HULOT (Jacques Tati)



The first of Tati's series of Monsieur Hulot films heavily resembles MR. BEAN'S HOLIDAY. That's how influential Jacques Tati is to contemporary cinema.

As the lovable but occasional troublemaker Hulot, Tati is easy on the eyes. His character, despite his most sincere efforts, ends up causing mayhem to the people around him. In M. HULOT'S HOLIDAY, he vacations in a seaside resort where the bourgeois also happen to be visiting. A series of mishaps involving Hulot deconstructs the pitfalls of the bourgeois, and we happen to be along for the ride for all the misfortunes.

This is exactly the kind of film that just puts a smile on your face. As soon as the first mishap occurs onscreen, your eyes become glued to what happens next, anticipating Hulot's misadventures.  

RATING: 4/5

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