Micmacs is the latest delight from French master Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie and the very underrated A Very Long Engagement). France’s top comedian Dany Boon plays an oddball who is twice victimized by armaments sellers. He is adopted by a group of eccentric and highly skilled outcasts who support his campaign of revenge against the arms manufacturers.
As in Amelie, Jeunet creates a gentle, charming and whimsical universe in modern Paris. In Micmacs, he is ceaselessly inventive. And he proves that sometimes the most effective political attacks can be the most gentle.
This film has been cursed with an absolutely insane and baseless R rating. There is no violence, sex or language which justifies this rating. It is a crime because this movie is a great choice for a bunch of 12-year-olds. I would have given this film a PG.