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Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi  |  6 April 2001 (USA)
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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th ... See full summary »

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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the 12th century to the year 2000. There the knight meets some of his family and slowly learns what this new century is like. However, he still needs to get back to the 12th century to deal with the witch, so he starts looking for a wizard. Written by Maarten Hofman <maarten_hofman@hotmail.com>

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They're not just from another time, they're from France. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for violence and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dos colgados en Chicago  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,272,489 (USA) (6 April 2001)

Gross:

£661,735 (UK) (1 March 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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When Julia and Thibault visit the diner, the barman and the couple on the left resemble the people in the diner in Edward Hopper's painting "Nighthawks." See more »

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When the Earl of Warwick speaks with the witch, the wart on the witch's chin is on the right of her chin. It then moves to the left, only to then move back to the right. See more »

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Surprisingly good remake!
7 October 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

You may laugh at me if you like but I still think "Les Visiteurs" of 1993 is one of the greatest French movies I've ever seen and yes, I've seen quite a lot of them. The idea of a remake for an American audience seemed pretty pointless and stupid because the original was so bloody excellent and entertaining comedy already. Before I saw "Just visiting" I wondered would it be easier just to teach the people of America how to read the subtitles instead of making a whole new film.

Last night I watched this one simply out of curiosity and it turned out being rather great. My brother said that it was even better and claimed that the remake was definitely a sensible thing to do because the idea of "Les Visiteurs" was marvelous but the film was incomplete and filled with flaws. I don't necessarily think this one's better but it's not much worse either.

At least it made me laugh just as much and Jean Reno and especially Christian Clavier were fantastic and even Christina Applegate (Kelly from the highly popular tv sitcom "Married with children") didn't disappoint me. So all I can say is "Just visiting" was a splendid effort and worth a watch. Hilarious scenes, absurd characters and downright crazy plot. I wish I would also had a chance to see "Les Couloirs du temps: Les visiteurs 2" because I haven't found it anywhere in Finland. Shame.


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