Golden Boy (1996)

  |  Comedy


Golden Boy (1996) Poster

Union representative, Antoine is at the origin of a conflict with his boss. Except that in the meantime he wins the lottery, and without telling his wife he wants to save the factory. He therefore becomes the new boss.


4/10
83

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


21 December 2003 | dbdumonteil
3
| Why did we tell Jacques Villeret that he'd be the golden boy?
A film whose topic is one of the western society's major problems: unemployment, "Golden Boy" evokes the French populist cinema of the thirties. Moreover, several sides of the story show that the movie is very influenced by Frank Capra's works. Unfortunately Jean-Pierre Vergne's movie can't hold a candle to any of Capra's movies.

The three most obvious adjectives to qualify this movie are: labored, dull and above all flat. The movie exudes a nice and harmless comic but it seriously lacks of cutting. Then, a nonexistent and listless directing, several hackneyed or predictable situations, a poor script don't help matters. All these factors can explain the commercial and critical failure of this movie when it was released in 1996.

At last, even Jacques Villeret who is however one of the finest comic actors that French cinema gave us can't save this firm (you said it) from mediocrity.

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy

Details

Release Date:

21 February 1996

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Contribute to this page

The Best Book-to-Screen Adaptations in the Works

From summer reads to classic works of fiction, here are some of our most anticipated book-to-screen adaptations on the horizon.

See the full list

6 Shows Everyone's Still Talking About

It's not too late to join in the conversation on the buzzworthy shows that IMDb users can't get enough of. Catch up with our recommendations.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com