Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tirard
Stars: Edouard Baer, Marie-Josée Croze, Clovis Cornillac
The Chameleon (2010)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An FBI Agent is hot on the tracks of Frédéric Fortin who has taken up the identity of a woman's long lost son, completely convincing the police and the boy's family of his identity.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Stars: Marc-André Grondin, Ellen Barkin, Famke Janssen
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A has-been actor takes a job playing the victims in a homicide reenactment, where he sparks with the civil officer investigating the real-life crime.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Stars: François Damiens, Géraldine Nakache, Lucien Jean-Baptiste
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eleanor, thirties, has just lost her father. He bequeathed his house in Brittany in the Cotes d'Armor. She is a photographer, has had some success but business no longer work as before. It ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Jahan
Stars: Emma de Caunes, Yannick Renier, Jeanne Rosa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Eric is a lonely voyeur who is thrilled when a strange couple, Fabienne and Tom, move in next door. Will Eric stop being a mere spectator at last?

Director: Olivier Jahan
Stars: Jérémie Renier, Aurore Clément, Johan Leysen
Mystery | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris, and while experts are using a laser scanning device to determine the age of a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Frédéric Diefenthal
Comedy | Music | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Stars: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud
Mille bornes (1999)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Following the death of their best friend, four guys and the dead men's sister steal his body and burn it on a beach in Italy to fulfill his last wish.

Director: Alain Beigel
Stars: Emma de Caunes, Pierre Berriau, Raphaël Krepser
Short Order (2005)
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A little bit of life, love and wisdom come together over one night in the culinary underbelly where Life is a buffet and everything is "Short Order".

Director: Anthony Byrne
Stars: Emma de Caunes, Rade Serbedzija, Cosma Shiva Hagen
Princesses (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Johan has three children with different women. Two adult daughters: Sophie and Virginie, and a young son in Amsterdam. Loïc gave Johan diamonds of a criminal origin. Her husband Simon ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvie Verheyde
Stars: Emma de Caunes, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Karole Rocher
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Eric Heumann
Stars: Emma de Caunes, Éric Caravaca, Bernadette Lafont
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Stars: Catherine Jacob, Clémentine Célarié, Alexandra Kazan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Claire
Judith Henry ...
Elvira
Hubert Koundé ...
Aimé
Estelle Larrivaz ...
Suzy
...
Mathias
Bernard Le Coq ...
Jean-Michel
Bruno Lochet ...
Gwenaël
Antoinette Moya ...
Lyliane
Claire Nadeau ...
Nicole
...
Raymond
Bruno Solo ...
Jeff
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Emilio
...
Gary
...
Kathy
Françoise Sage ...
Hôtesse Dream-Tour
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

L'année prochaine, on reste en France !

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Trampa de turistas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
French Road Movie in U.S. Southwest
19 May 2003 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This comedy was triggered by the real story of a group of French tourists stranded in the southwestern US when their tour operator went bankrupt. In this film, the tour guide tries heroically to keep up the appearances of a dream tour as the inconveniences grow into disaster. For example, they are steered to a yellow school bus instead of the air-conditioned coach they expected. Everyone goes along with the program with varying degrees of fuss. Like the tourists, the audience has to be good natured about the inconveniences. At times, we have to suspend credulity, as when the group camps out in a swanky hotel suite, or when they camp out in the desert. But then we are rewarded with some lovely vistas of the southwest, including Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, and Monument Valley.

When we are not admiring the scenery, we get to watch the different characters - the young couple, the old communist couple, the bourgeois couple, the journalist, the tour guide, the chain-smoking woman, the black gym instructor, etc. - interact and reveal their individual stories and pet peeves.

The film is careful to refrain from criticism of American culture. However, it does poke jabs at the French. You would have to be fairly familiar with France and the French (and the language) to appreciate the digs. That makes it a French road movie with an American backdrop.

The one character that is unfortunately left undeveloped is the Latino (presumably Mexican) bus driver. One wonders what he thought of these crazy French tourists.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Tattoo EllenVMayo
Discuss Restons groupés (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?