Microbe and Gasoline

Microbe and Gasoline

DVD - 2016
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Two friends decide to build a car and spend the summer on a road trip across France.
Publisher: New York, NY : Screen Media Films, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: French FIC Micro
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 14, 2018

Marvelous picaresque adventure of two teen-age boys, outsiders in their school, who build their own "car" and take off on an unforgettable road trip. The chemistry between the two leads is genuine and there are both funny moments (a misunderstood dentist) and tender ones (including the sweetest use of violence as one boy uses his newly taught skills to honor his friend.) Because this is in French, it will probably be overlooked by a lot of people, but if you liked films like "Stand By Me" or books like Tom Sawyer, this is a great choice. The well-known French actress, Audrey Tautou (from Amélie), plays the worried mom. Minor moments of sexual exploration including fantasizing about a possible girlfriend.

Feb 15, 2017

I thought this movie could be fun from the trailer, it takes me back to younger days of enjoying movies like Stand By Me or a Disney movie just without all the sappy focus group last five minutes of He-man moral story. There are some very funny bits.


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Apr 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Typical 14-year old boys: drawings, fantasies. Nothing extreme.

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