L'Auberge Espagnole Seven scruffy, eager students, each from a different country in Europe, cram themselves into an old-world apartment in Barcelona. There are plenty of "situations," and… L'Auberge Espagnole Seven scruffy, eager students, each from a different country in Europe, cram themselves into an old-world apartment in Barcelona. There are plenty of "situations," and… 2003-05-16 R PT116M Drama Foreign Language Romain Duris Audrey Tautou Cecile De France Judith Godreche Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: May 16, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 116 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Seven scruffy, eager students, each from a different country in Europe, cram themselves into an old-world apartment in Barcelona. There are plenty of ''situations,'' and some of them are way too cute, but in general, the director, Cedric Klapisch, doesn't overhype what he's showing. He lets the year abroad spent by Xavier (Romain Duris), an economics student from Paris, unfold with the right wandering touch of pleasure, nostalgia, and wistful exploration.

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints