French grad students are funny! The lead could’ve been picked better. As he is – uncharismatic and stiff, …not to mention his indiscretion with, oh. That would be telling. Fans of Amelie will stumble into this “foreign film” gem in the Non-English section of the corner video store and think exactly what yt did. Amelie! Awww.
But will be disappointed. Quirky EU characters aside – a lesbian Belgian? (Excellent!) L’auberge espagnole is dull and choppy. Go read a book instead.