Netflix: flop at the cinema, this French film is a hit on the platform!

Available since August 1 on Netflix, the French sentimental comedy A Man Up to the Height with Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira immediately won over subscribers when it had not convinced the public when it was released in theaters.

This is the story of an unexpected and belated success. In 2016, the comedy by Laurent Tirard, A man up to the task, was released on the big screen. On paper, the film has everything to be a hit. A cast of first choice with Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira. A director subscribed to mainstream success. And an original subject by telling the budding love story between Alexandre, a man measuring 1m36 and Diane, an attractive young woman.

If romantic comedies like to bring together characters who a priori are not made to meet or love each other – we think of Pretty Woman, Love at first sight in Notting Hill or even 20 years apart with the same Virginie Efira – rare are those that also address a social subject. Here, the small size of a man, an excluding situation in the world of seduction and in a still very normative society.

Unfortunately, in theaters, the film did not meet with the expected success. With a total of 695,000 admissions, the feature film achieves an honorable score but far from the expected figures with such names on the poster. But just days after its arrival in the Netflix catalog, the comedy climbed into the top 10 films by taking seventh place. A great revenge!

This is an opportunity to (re)discover the interview with Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira when the film was released:

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