Three Men And A Cradle

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Comedy

An engaging French comedy about three bachelors who find an abandoned baby at their door (a plot line direct from John Ford's THREE GODFATHERS). Though many of jokes are familiar and the outcome easily predictable, the picture scored an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Film (it lost to THE OFFICIAL STORY) and French Cesars for Best Picture, Best...read more

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An engaging French comedy about three bachelors who find an abandoned baby at their door (a plot line direct from John Ford's THREE GODFATHERS). Though many of jokes are familiar and the outcome easily predictable, the picture scored an Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Film (it

lost to THE OFFICIAL STORY) and French Cesars for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Michel Boujenah). The film begins with the arrival of a baby in a basket before the closed door of goofy roommates Jacques (Andre Dussollier), Pierre (Roland Giraud), and Michel (Boujenah),

one of whom, it turns out, is the unwitting father. The men become increasingly attached to the cute little bundle and soon become jealous of one another's paternalism. Things take a more complex turn when Jacques hides a smuggled cache of heroin in the baby's diapers, and the trio gets drawn into

a drug-dealing subplot. The most popular picture in France during the 1985-86 film year (handily beating out such contenders as RAMBO II; OUT OF AFRICA; ROCKY IV; and BACK TO THE FUTURE), THREE MEN AND A CRADLE was also, of course, the movie that inspired the 1987 Hollywood remake THREE MEN AND A

BABY, which performed similar magic at the box office.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: An engaging French comedy about three bachelors who find an abandoned baby at their door (a plot line direct from John Ford's THREE GODFATHERS). Though many of jokes are familiar and the outcome easily predictable, the picture scored an Oscar nomination as… (more)

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