If you live in New York, you have two more days to see one of the best films I've seen in a long time -- The Two of Us. The film is about a nine year-old French Jewish boy sent to the countryside to live with the parents of a family friend. The man of the family is kind of like a sweet version of Archie Bunker -- very bigoted but adorable. Of course, he has some choice words about Jews and he has no idea that the boy under his watchful eye is Jewish.
The film is unbelievable. It is heartwarming, bittersweet, and incredibly touching without being cloying. I have never seen any of Claude Berri's other films but I need to soon. Michel Simon as the old man creates one of the most memorable movie characters ever.
I left the theater exhilirated to have seen such a great film. It also plays with a fifteen minute short film that is well worth seeing as well. If you don't see this in New York, add it to your Netflix account. Make sure to watch the trailer on the link above.
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