FINALLY watched "L'auberge espagnole" last night. This film has come up in conversation soooo many times this year and somehow I'd missed the hype and not seen it. It's pretty fitting to watch it during this year I guess as it's all about a guy who leaves his life (including hippy Mum and super-French girlfriend, Audrey Tautou) in Paris and heads to Barcelona for an Erasmus year. I guess in many ways his experience might be compared to ours...only there are a lot more international romantic interludes for these guys, and it's slightly depressing that at the end when he trys going back to his finance job he gets freaked out and runs off...that's soooo gonna be what I'll wanna do when I get back to the real world. It was pretty funny in places and the European 'stereotypes' aren't over-done, some of the morals are slightly weak (he's sleeping around with this married woman but then gets all depressed and 'woe is me' when his girlfriend tells him she hasn't been faithful either) but overall, yeah, pretty cool film...would recommend it!
Need to watch the sequel now...