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Mon Oncle is a wonderful surprise. I had no idea this film exists and it is well worth watching. There are hilarious scenes as well as many moments of understated, dry humor. The garden party scene reminds me of The Party with Peter Sellers (1968). The house is ludicrous. It's ultra-modern,sterile, cold and the kitchen appliances make make deafening noise. The "garden" is devoid of plant life. The walkway is almost impossible to traverse and the fish fountain is completely absurd. It is the remarkable lack of awareness of these surroundings on the part of the guests that is so much like that wonderful Sellars movie. It's just plain funny. The scene in the plastic factory is equally priceless. Watching that machine turn plastic tubing into sausages made me laugh aloud. While the car salesman is clearly a crook, that automobile (evidently a Chevrolet sedan), although garish and a 1950s gas guzzling behemoth, is pretty cool. This is a very enjoyable film.
the best film maker will give you at least 10 good or great moments in 2 hours or less. they make you believe .this guy for a time could do that. maybe not his best work.. but not bad.
For Director, writer and actor, Tati, this outing as M. Hulot won him '58's Best Foreign language Film Oscar. A young boy prefers the company of his clumsy uncle than staying at his gadget-ridden house. Tati pokes fun at the excessive use if technology without being mean, and the mostly-quiet humour and visual style allow for always-funny visual gags. A very funny, lighthearted, feel-good film. I give it a 4.5/5.
One word: Plastic
- Jeff Boston
Hulot had to have been an inspiration for the character of Clouseau. Great garden party scene in this clever, sometimes funny knock against materialism and its dehumanizing effects.
Mon Oncle - My Uncle
- Bruce C
Yet another great film. Its a hard call between this and Playtime as my favorite Tatifilm. The chrome, the shine, the plastic, the modernistic flare of an era that radiateswith each scene. The gadgetry, especially the fish fountain is brilliant. That kitchenwas way above its time. Its non stop entertainment. Am grateful TCM introduced me to both works of the bumbling-stumbling Hulot.
- SAM MUZNY
KOCOI love the wonder and feel of the movie....non stop comedy. I grew up in the 1950's. The visual is the post WWII UBER FUTURISTIC EUROPEAN MODERN, which followed the prewar Art Deco. The trophy of the successful Euro Businessman was the Great American Automobile. This continued through the 1960's. Tati captures this obsession. My uncle was the president of USSTEEL at this time. As a businessman of the day you are, what you own and have. The envy of everyone. Hulot is oblivious to this self important owning world. Hulot's world revolves around people, like his nephew.
I love this flick. The diversity of the old and the new never stop amazing you throughout this film. This truly is a flick worth watching. I've often wondered if it was a take on the Americana that hit its all time high in the mid to late fifties with the house.