It seems that G?rd Depardieu stars in everything French these days and 66-year-old French director Francis Veber’s latest film is no exception. Veber will be well known to gay audiences for having written the screenplay for La Cage Aux Folles (1978) and its American remake, The Birdcage (1996). These days he is better known for directing The Dinner Game (1998) and The Closet (2001). Both films are parodies of French foibles and were huge hits in France and Australia.

Tais-Toi!, which means shut up in French, is a buddy movie with Depardieu and the normally hard-boiled Jean Reno as the buddies. The film is laugh-out-loud entertainment for Veber fans and the drag scenes are especially priceless. It’s refreshing to see character actors having such a good time.

Tais-Toi! is currently screening at Palace Cinemas.

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