The Volcano

The Volcano

The Volcano

The volcano that every non-Icelandic person has trouble pronouncing - Eyjafjallajökull - is erupting in this French disaster comedy, following a spiteful divorced couple (Welcome to the Sticks' Dany Boon and Little Whie Lies' Valérie Bonneton) forced to evade the event on route to their daughter's wedding.

Alain (Boon) and Valerie (Bonneton), whose mutual hatred knows no bounds, are on the same flight to the wedding on an idyllic island in Greece. With the volcano having just blown its top and grounding all flights, the pair are forced to team up to get to Greece on time - by car, truck, boat, police car, light plane and foot.

2013Rating: M92 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema

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Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Cecile is getting married. In Greece. But she’s French. So her long divorced and deeply acrimonious parents are flying in to attend. Then the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull blows its top and all flights are grounded for just long enough to manufacture a situation in which these two can be forced to travel together in a variety of modes of transportations ranging from hired car, to bus, to mobile church, to stolen police car, to light plane, to fishing boat. Ever more cramped, ever more stressed and ever more contrived.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Concept trumps content in this formulaic French comedy.

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