Movie Review – The French Dispatch

Read Time:2 Minute, 4 Second


Before I dive into the review, there are two things I want to make clear. First, The French Dispatch is a hard movie to do Peetimes for, which makes it hard to write a fair review, since I couldn’t be fully invested in the experience. But I will try to do my best. Second, if you like Wes Anderson movies, you will like this one; if you have never been a fan, this movie still has all the things you don’t like before.

Plot (Spoilers)

—–Content continues below——

The World’s Most Indispensable Movie App

The RunPee app tells you the best times to run & pee during a movie so you don't miss the best scenes.

As seen on
Download the RunPee app for free:
Get the RunPee app at the Google Play Store       Get the RunPee app at the Google Play Store
Read more about the RunPee app.

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.

I’m a fan of Wes Anderson movies myself, not just because of the bizarre stories he likes to tell in a bizarre way, but the visual aspect of them. His movies usually offer such a beautiful and unique experience, The French Dispatch is no exception.

I like how the story is told with mini-stories from different journalists. We get to see different stories from different categories in a unified theme and background. I liked all of the mini-stories; each one of them can be studied and discussed. What made it hard for me was the French and the subtitles. Don’t get me wrong, I love it in the movie — I think it adds such a beautiful flow to it — I wish the whole movie could just be in French. Mainly because I love the sound of French. But it made doing Peetimes so much harder. I struggle between “should I write that down” and crap — I just missed that bit of subtitle.

I guess the best way to conclude how I feel about the movie is, given the chance, I would totally watch it again just to enjoy it.

Grade: B

About The Peetimes: If you know Wes Anderson’s style, you know this is a hard movie to do Peetimes for. I managed to find 2 Peetimes that I think are well-spaced. They are equally mediocre to me. 🙂

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The French Dispatch. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated: (R) Language | Graphic Nudity | Some Sexual References
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz
Director: Wes Anderson
Writer(s): Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola
Language: English, French
Country: Germany, United States


Don’t miss your favorite movie moments because you have to pee or need a snack. Use the RunPee app (Androidor iPhone) when you go to the movies. We have Peetimes for all wide release films every week, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume III, Super Mario Bros. Movie, and coming soon Fast X, and The Little Mermaid 2023. We have literally thousands of Peetimes—from classic movies through today's blockbusters. You can also keep up with movie news and reviews on our blog, or by following us on Twitter @RunPee. If there's a new film out there, we've got your bladder covered.

Leave a Reply