The French Kissers (Les Beaux gosses)
Riad Sattouf, 2009; 90m Director Riad Sattouf in person!
Move over Beavis and Butthead: Pimply-faced, hormonal 14-year-old Hervé (Vincent Lacoste) and his heavy-metal sidekick Camel (Anthony Sonigo) are on the scene in this hilariously crude and surprisingly touching coming-of-age comedy from comic-book artist Riad Sattouf. When Hervé catches the eye of his beautiful, self-assured classmate Aurore (Alice Trémolière), it turns his whole sexually frustrated world upside down, to say nothing of Camel—who lives in fear of Hervé scoring before he does—and Hervé’s nosy single mom, who would love to see her son find a girlfriend…and give up that wadded-up sock on the nightstand. A movie for everyone who remembers the glories of first love, and the horrors of premature ejaculation.