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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

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Edith Guetz
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Paul Guetz
Eric Berger ...
Tanguy Guetz
Hélène Duc ...
Odile Guetz
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Carole
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Bruno Lemoine
André Wilms ...
Le psychiatre
Richard Guedj ...
Patrick
Roger Van Hool ...
Philippe
Nathalie Krebs ...
Noëlle
Delphine Serina ...
Sophie
Sachi Kawamata ...
Kimiko
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Marguerite
Jacques Boudet ...
Le juge
Philippe Laudenbach ...
Maître Badinier
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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

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À 28 ans, toujours chez ses parents

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21 November 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Tanguy - Der Nesthocker  »

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FRF 110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$71,097 (Belgium) (14 December 2001)

Gross:

$23,498,116 (Europe) (18 January 2002)
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The red and white toilet seat that we can see when Edith sobs is the same that was used at the end of Happiness Is in the Field (1995), another film by Étienne Chatiliez. See more »

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At the beginning of the scene where Tanguy rushes out the stairs and asks his mother for a shirt (she actually threw away), we can see Eric Berger's head as he's waiting in the stairs to appear. See more »

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Candy for boomers with stick-at-home kids. Extremely entertaining.
23 March 2002 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Tanguy Guetz is the single child of boomer parents (represented in a way far different from the buttoned-down standard model of US movies, but probably a whole lot closer to the American boomers who'll actually see the movie). At 28, Tanguy is staying home with his parents, and intends to go on staying home for a year or two, because he's extremely comfortable there, never has to pick up anything or handle any bills, and lives with the two people he loves most. The feeling of comfort is definitely not mutual.

But, as his parents mobilize for a get-out-of-here campaign, they meet the perfect stonewall. Tanguy is a major specialist of traditional Chinese thought, and he faces everything with an equanimity that a hundred-year-old sage would envy. The one-sided war escalates to the point where Tanguy sues his parents for bed and board, and wins. Eventually, he does fly off for a long stay in Beijing, and then, of course, the parents discover what it means to be the sandwich generation: Tanguy's grandmother breaks a hip.

The blows are softened by the fact that the Guetz are quite well off. Else the movie would cut too close to the bone to be the uproarious farce that it is. The main actors, Eric Berger (Tanguy) and Sabine Azéma (his mother) play their characters with contagious fun.


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