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Petit Nicolas (PG)

Petit Nicolas (PG)

Comedy, Family

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing to changes. However, one day, he overhears a conversation that leads him to believe that his life might change forever, his mother is pregnant!. He panics and envisions the worst.

The critical consensus

All rather sweet and charming, and shot with a pleasingly surreal child’s eye view of the world, it feels in places like a tot-friendly Wes Anderson film, with perhaps a touch of Just William too.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 12/07/2012

Needs sharper dialogue and some more original scenarios.

Omer Ali, Little White Lies, 12/07/2012

Petit Nicholas is a household name in France and, after watching this, you'll probably want to take him home, too.

****(*)Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film, 14/07/2012

A fun, sweet family film.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 17/07/2012

Laurent Tirard's highly stylised comedy looks picture perfect, and it has plenty of japes, scrapes and misunderstandings to keep the indulgent smiles coming.

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 19/07/2012

Laurent Tirard has created a stylish film about the nostalgia of childhood that is accessible for children and intelligent enough for adults.

****(*)Kat Folan, TVBomb, 26/07/2012

Where and when?

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday July 13, 2012, until Thursday July 19, 2012. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday July 20, 2012, until Thursday August 2, 2012. More info:

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday August 3, 2012, until Thursday August 9, 2012. More info:

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