​​THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

LES COWBOYS (2015)










#80 on this year's countdown is the 2015 French film Les Cowboys. Clearly inspired by the classic John Wayne film The Searchers, Alain's (Francois Damiens) teenage daughter runs away with her Islamic boyfriend and he vows to find her. The police are no help, so he travels around France and to Belgium, Syria and Yemen to try and find her. He searches relentlessly for years with his young son, who grows to adulthood during their fruitless quest. But then there is a shockin...g twist and the movie goes into a totally different direction than its inspiration. Surprising and downbeat, Les Cowboys is a strong film, practically a western (the opening scenes take place at a French country-western festival where Alain gets to sing the Tennessee Waltz in English) and takes the road less travelled by, which makes all the difference here. John C. Reilly, of all people, turns up as a mysterious American in several scenes, and is quite effective. In French and English. Opens in selected theaters June 24th.

TLA one-word review: powerful