Down 19,802 this week

Why Not Me? (1999)
"Pourquoi pas moi?" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 723 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 6 critic

Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues.


0Check in

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 146 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
a list of 42 titles
created 27 Apr 2012
a list of 36 titles
created 19 May 2014
a list of 74 titles
created 17 Jun 2014
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Why Not Me?" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Why Not Me? (1999)

Why Not Me? (1999) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Why Not Me?.
3 wins. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Water Lilies (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance.

Director: Céline Sciamma
Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Madrid, the divorced middle-age pianist Sofía discloses to her daughters Elvira, Gimena and Sol on the day of her birthday that she is in love with the talented Czechoslovak pianist ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniela Féjerman, Inés París
Stars: Leonor Watling, Rosa Maria Sardà, María Pujalte
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".

Director: Catherine Breillat
Stars: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi, Alexandre Belin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention of his English teacher. The teacher-student relationship leads to problems for everyone involved.

Director: Amnon Buchbinder
Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Longtime couple Venla and Antero come to a serious impasse. After years with Antero, Venla wants to start a family, but her boyfriend, worried that parenthood will stifle his speed-skating ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
Stars: Minna Haapkylä, Kari-Pekka Toivonen, Minttu Mustakallio
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Victor is a man who gets to Paris to join his family around their seriously ill father, Max. As the chance of selling the family business begins to disrupt the family relationships, Victor ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Hernández
Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Geraldine Chaplin
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When his long-time disappeared father is entering his life again, Jean-Luc, a successful doctor, has no option but to face his own life story. Will he ever be able to forget and forgive?

Director: Anne Fontaine
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Charles Berling, Natacha Régnier
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Ventura Pons
Stars: Josep Maria Pou, Rosa Maria Sardà, Mario Gas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A random montage of disturbing images tell a story about one summer in the lives of two teenagers who somehow find love within each other, Orso and Marie. After they realize this, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Pradal
Stars: Vahina Giocante, Frédéric Malgras, Nicolas Welbers
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dark fairy-tale about a demonic doctor who abducts a beautiful opera singer with designs on transforming her into a mechanical nightingale.

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Stars: Amira Casar, Gottfried John, Assumpta Serna
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A school boy hangs around a mall in order to pick up older men and have sex in the public toilets. When his English tutor teaches him anal sex he is opened up to new experiences despite ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Hens
Stars: Israel Rodríguez, Pablo Puyol, Antonio Álamo


Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Putzulu ...
Alexandra London ...
Brigitte Roüan ...
Vittoria Scognamiglio ...
Jean-Claude Dauphin ...
Joan Crosas ...
Montse Mostaza ...
Marta Gil ...


Four gay French expatriots share a business in Barcelona. When they and their parents are thrown together for a "coming out" party, another French Farce ensues.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »



| |


Release Date:

6 January 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Dlaczego nie ja?  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


References La Grande Illusion (1937) See more »


Oh Lori
Written by Billy Alessi & Bobby Alessi
Performed by The Alessi Brothers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

LOVE & coming out!!

This film deals with coming out, with fun but not in an idealistc world. Lesbians and gays are not pointed out as some people living alone but just as people in love. At the end of the day, is just about love and being yourself.. .

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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
song question bigbluefalcon
music ngarcin
Discuss Why Not Me? (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: