Micmacs – Movie Review
A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.
MICMACS is French, subtitled and I know that can sometimes be a drag, but if you don’t see this movie you are missing out on one of the most wonderful movies that has probably ever been made. It is funny, creative, worldly, important, incredibly well acted, amusing, it’s just a terrific movie. The story is a young man whose father is killed when he’s nine by a land mine. As a adult, leading a marginal existence, he gets a bullet in his brain, but he survives, so it changes everything about his life. He joins up with a group of people that are basically sort of marginal people, but this is a group that takes on the guys who make bullets and land mines, a sort of David and Goliath scenario with some of the creme of French cinema. I don’t want to spoil the wonderful surprise of this loving and strange group of misfits. I’d rather you discover them for yourself. There’s everything to love in this movie. It’s about life and love and taking chances and living life to the fullest – everything we go to the movies to see. If you don’t see Micmacs you’re missing something quite wonderful. Five stars.