• Released
  • November 24, 1999
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
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La Buche Synopsis
Three sisters and their significant others wrestle with complicated feelings and each other.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A fine French comedy-drama.
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80

Village Voice

By Amy Taubin
By turns hilarious and wounding.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Suave, witty and wonderfully acted ensemble piece.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The fine cast helps an old-fashioned screenplay seem reasonably fresh most of the time.
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63

Boston Globe

The film's invented Paris -- endless restaurants, boutiques, and impossibly large apartments, with a little artificial ''grit'' thrown in...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Enjoy Christmas in Paris, if you don't have enough problems of your own, with this slice of family life from French director Daniele...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A good opportunity to catch some marvelous acting.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Not likely to win any hearts or minds this holiday season, La Bûche finally scores points by virtue of its inoffensiveness: Relax,...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Sweet and insubstantial -- just like the French Christmas cake for which it's named.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Engaging in a soap operatic, rather glib way.
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