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The Château (2001)

Two brothers go to France to claim the chateau they have inherited.

Director:

Jesse Peretz

Writers:

Thomas Bidegain (idea), Jesse Peretz

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvie Testud ... Isabelle
Benjamin Tessier Benjamin Tessier ... Sebastien
Philippe Nahon ... Pierre
Marie Verdi Marie Verdi ... Sabine
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Jean
Paul Rudd ... Graham Granville
Romany Malco ... Allen 'Rex' Granville
Nathalie Jouen Nathalie Jouen ... Real Estate Agent
James Lyons James Lyons ... First Family of Buyers (as Jim Lyons)
Pierre Michaud ... First Family of Buyers
Christian Marti Christian Marti ... Second Family of Buyers
Marina Girand Marina Girand ... Second Family of Buyers
Jonathan Grosskopf Jonathan Grosskopf ... Second Family of Buyers
Alexis Grosskopf Alexis Grosskopf ... Second Family of Buyers
Adèle Grosskopf Adèle Grosskopf ... Second Family of Buyers
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Storyline

When two American brothers, Graham and Allen Granville, learn that they have inherited a chateau in France, they cannot believe their luck. However, when they arrive, the brothers find themselves completely ill-equipped to communicate with the chateau's staff (even with the help of a pocket dictionary). With no hope of paying off the chateau's enormous debt, the pair are forced to sell the chateau, leaving a bewildered staff resorting to desperate and hilarious measures to keep their home. Through a series of comedic misunderstandings, the film's stars not only uncover they're not as distant from the staff as they might think, they also discover something about the importance of family. Written by ifp/west

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Château See more »

Filming Locations:

Pithiviers, Loiret, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,968, 11 August 2002

Gross USA:

$202,272

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,598
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mediocre at best
2 September 2002 | by dathalerSee all my reviews

Had its moments, but by and large, I was disappointed. Paul Rudd makes an idiot out of himself, prattling on and on and ON AND ON, not only in broken French, but also in English. I can't help feeling just a little embarrassed for him. I also can't help feeling that he should somehow apologize for making Americans look like bumbling idiots and for doing anything but helping to improve American-French relations (whatever state they happen to be in).


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