French Films Nothing To Sneeze At

I was so excited to recently be at the Lovin Cup Idol singing competition in Rochester New York where my son, Liam, ended up winning!

Added to my elation was the opportunity to chat with my favorite Morning DJ Brother Wease from 95.1.  Wease is a film fanatic, like myself, hosting Marshall Fine every Friday morning for a week’s worth of film reviews.

Movie buffs always want to be the first to suggest the viewing of an ‘unknown’ or obscure film, so…

Wease thought he was giving me a good tip to watch the French film “The Intouchables” when, in fact, I have seen and loved it, twice!  The American Motown soundtrack, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, simply added an auditory upper to the emotionally moving movie.

Likewise, I wanted to up the ante by offering up my tip for Starbuck, which again, had a though provoking soundtrack introducing me to the band The Nationals.  When Wease looked perplexed, I explained the plot based on the American re-make with Vince Vaughn.  I did not see the Vince Vaughn version (holy alliteration) because a. he’s better with total spoofs like Wedding Crashers, rather than touching rom-coms like Starbuck and The Break Up and b. because once you see quality, why see a replica of quality…a virtual cover band version of the real deal.

So here’s to the French!  And to Wease!  And to my prize winning son!


By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at


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