Audiences are pretty evenly divided between the sound of applause and the
sound of retching when it comes to this wildly uneven exploration of the
unlikley bond between a harried Belgian businessman (Daniel Auteuil) and
the not-all-that-endearing Down's Syndrome-afflicted man he becomes saddled
with during a crucial week in his persoanl and professional life. Van
Dormael, whose first film was "Toto le Heros" wouldn't know plausible
timing if it sat in his lap. That said, there are some wonderful visual
digressions and flights of pure imagination that make it impossible to
dismiss Van Dormael. For example, in the wake of "Babe" who would have
thought there would be another movie in which a mouse sings a solo?
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