Parents' Guide to

Huge in France

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

So-so pursuit-of-fame comedy has lots of cursing, innuendo.

TV Netflix Comedy 2019
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+


This is an amusing and insightful show that sends up ‘L.A. culture’ in a clever spoof. The central story of the famous comedian French father who is estranged from his spoilt vain California-raised son is buffeted by side stories that repeatedly expose the empty-headed image-chasing culture of Hollywood. Overall, not of much value to teens, definitely not for children, but it is a Euro-clever commentary on Hollywood.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

Humor and Satirical

I like all the actors in "Huge in France", they did great job when they act serious but actually that is hilarious!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This bland comedy series tells the typical story of a narcissistic man leaving everything behind to rebuild his life and family. However, what attempts to set Huge in France apart is the fact that Elmaleh was a superstar, once considered the Jerry Seinfeld of French comedy. However, the incessant jokes about his fame grow stale rather quickly, as his expectations of star treatment and instant success are dashed within minutes of getting off the plane in the United States. Even appearances by Seinfeld himself and other comics like Chris D'Elia ​​​​​​don't do much to save it. The highlight of each episode is Scott Keiji Takeda, whose deadpan performance provides some smile-worthy lines. Ultimately, despite Gad Elmaleh's real comedy success in the U.S., the laughs here just aren't huge enough.

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