Welcome to the Sticks

Welcome to the Sticks

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This French comedy broke box office records in its homeland. Philippe, a postal worker in Southern France, attempts to please his gloomy wife by pretending to be disabled in order to get a job transer to a Mediterranean seaside town. When his fakery is rumbled, the company punishes by transferring him to Bergues - a cold and wintry town in the north of the country...

2008Rating: M, contains offensive language106 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
Comedy

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Welcome to the Sticks | Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Thoroughly enjoyable and contagiously funny, this is solid French gold.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Nothing really explains why "Welcome to the Sticks" (Bienvenue chez les ch'tis) has become the biggest boxoffice smash in French history. Perhaps the French are just in the mood to laugh at themselves. The film, which played at Los Angeles' City of Lights, City of Angels film festival, reveals itself to be a lighthearted, feel-good comedy that plays it both ways: It makes fun of regional prejudices yet still gets comic mileage out of rube characters and a nearly impenetrable dialect.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

This is a terrific film. Funny, very well acted, and written with a real feel for character and situation that lifts it far above the cliches.

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Welcome to the Sticks | Release Details

Welcome to the Sticks is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.