Bad Movie Review

"Mauvaise critique de film"
French B2 writing exercise

Bernadette delivers a scathing movie review.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to be nothing like", "to hire [someone]", "to prove", "at best/at worst", "inconsistent (performance over time)", "to find oneself [somewhere]", "a teleprompter", "to be a shame", "to hold up (story)", "promising", "a cast (movie)", "to live up to".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise
How the test works

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What a catastrophe! What a letdown! This movie is nothing like what I expected! To start with, they should never have hired this actress. Her latest roles have proven that she is at best inconsistent, at worst plain bad! Here, it's as if she'd found herself on the set by accident, and [had] started reading from a teleprompter! It's really a shame, because the rest of the movie could have worked: the plot held up, the director is one of Hollywood's most promising, and the rest of the cast didn't seem bad at all. I would really have liked this movie to live up to its potential.

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