French Immersion

French Immersion

A film by Kevin Tierney

Movie review

Being born and bred in Montreal, there is one political subject that bores me beyond all others and that is the language debate. Despite my desire for the issue to disappear completely, it is now the backdrop of Bon Cop, Bad Cop producer Kevin Tierney’s directorial debut, French Immersion. Four English-speaking Canadians and one American travel to the middle of nowhere in Quebec to immerse themselves in everything French. The result is a satire with zero bite and even less comedy. In fact, the only thing I’m willing to give Tierney credit for is how equally embarrassing the film is to both anglophones and francophones alike. Perhaps both groups can finally unite in shared hatred for this film.

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