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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
Éric Berger ...
Tanguy Guetz (as Eric Berger)
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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Budget:

FRF 110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,330,710 (France) (23 November 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 Éric Berger's head as he's waiting in the stairs to appear. See more »

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A let-down
3 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Etienne Chatiliez made three excellent films about families thrown into turmoil by the arrival of outsiders: Life is a Long Quiet River, Tatie Danielle and Happiness Is in the Field. In each of these, the idea was worked out beautifully until the end; the director was fully in possession of his talent. Alas, Tanguy just isn't in this class.

It starts off well; we are set up with the domestic discontent of a middle-aged couple whose son can't quite get on the career track. The endless dissertation, the plan to move to Beijing that doesn't firm up: we know all these quirks. After Tanguy's first trip to the hospital (Dad smacks him with a tennis ball) Chatiliez seems to go on auto-pilot for the rest of the picture. It's as if there wasn't enough inspiration to carry him through to the end. Sabine Azema and Andre Dussolier are superb as the parents; Azema has this wonderful attack of gas whenever she's flustered by her son, and that's many times. My rating is a compromise; 9 for the first hour, 3 for the rest.


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