Small Change (1976) - Comedy, Drama

Hohum Score

53

Bearable

In the town of Thiers, summer of 1976, teachers and parents give their children skills, love, and attention. A teacher has his first child, a single mother hopes to meet Mr. Right, another ...

IMDB: 7.7
Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Georges Desmouceaux, Philippe Goldmann
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 6 out of 36 found boring (16.66%)

One-line Reviews (18)

The toddler falling out the window unhurt makes the film even seem surreal, like a long patriarchal myth, an enjoyable one though, (for a change, no?

SOME COMMENTS COULD BE CONSIDERED SPOILERSOnly François Truffaut could transmogrify a series of banal, almost humdrum, scenes from the lives of children in a small French town into an experience that gains in enjoyableness with each viewing.

This is stunning cinema.

Enjoyable slice of film about childhood .

A minor but entertaining Truffaut .

Worth watching if you like French films or coming of age stories.

And it's something else, masterful, to make it so enjoyable.

I disagree with most critics when they say this movie has no plot.

The film is a bit slow.

It is a boring chose to watch it.

But an interesting coming of age vignettes combined with a view of 70's small town France.

If you read capsule plot summaries about this slow, meandering film, you might think it was about a teacher who helps an abused child.

) I enjoyed it as a wonderful story, a chance to go to France for a couple of hours and "meet you at Mao".

The Real Skinny: A Boring, Unrealistic Film .

And speaking of annoying, Charles Trenet, who once sang the immortal song "La Mer," delivers one of the most banal, trite movie songs ever written.

It's definitely worth watching again.

Instead of stressing the need for firmness, discipline or realistic goals in the raising of children, he delivers a hackneyed cliché from the school of progressive pedagogy - that children should have their own political representation!

It portrays the drama of childhood very realistically and accurately captures the workings of children's minds as they try to make sense of a world that seems tremendously confusing at times.