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Moliere (2007)

3 Ratings: 3.7
Art House & International movie directed by Laurent Tirard

If most comedians secretly want to be tragedians, the famous, 17th century French actor-playwright Moliere was no exception, as is comically obvious inMoliere. Somewhat likeShakespeare In Love,Moliereis a work of fiction linking several of the bard’s … see full wiki

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Director: Laurent Tirard
Genre: Foreign
3 reviews about Moliere (2007)
review by . January 11, 2010
Easier said than done, of course. The beautiful Madame Elmire Jourdain provides a tragic curtain call, foreshadowed in the first scenes of "Molière", but most of the film is pure Comedie Française farce, and at times a farce within a farce, on the model of both Shakespeare and "Shakespeare in Love." And the farce is funny, consistently funny; the script is clever, the actors are generously skilled at physical comedy, and the director knows a great deal about comic timing. Add the attraction of gorgeous …
review by . January 29, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
`Molière' is delightful. Yes, the man, the French playwright, who has given us great farcical gems, but the movie, too. Whimsical, playful, and every bit endearing, `Molière ' draws from two historically missing years in the famous man's life and does fanciful conjecture much the way 'Shakespeare in Love' did for the great Bard of Stratford.     In the "Special Features" portion, director and co-writer, Laurent Tirard, explains that they indeed fill in the blanks for his missing …
review by . January 28, 2008
'Molière' is a treat for the eyes as well as a tickler for historical manipulation and in the hands of writers Laurent Tirard and Grégoire Vigneron the cinematic version of the 'lost years' of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin AKA Molière's life abounds in superb entertainment. If the story becomes a bit too convoluted at times, trying to paste together a story that parallels the French playwright's most famous plays, `Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' and `Tartuffe' as the basis for the missing portion of Molière's …
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