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The Château (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  16 January 2002 (France)
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Two brothers go to France to claim the chateau they have inherited.

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Sabine
Didier Flamand ...
Jean
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Graham Granville
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Allen 'Rex' Granville
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Real Estate Agent
James Lyons ...
First Family of Buyers (as Jim Lyons)
Pierre Michaud ...
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Marina Girand ...
Second Family of Buyers
Jonathan Grosskopf ...
Second Family of Buyers
Alexis Grosskopf ...
Second Family of Buyers
Adèle Grosskopf ...
Second Family of Buyers
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When two American brothers, Graham and Allen Granville, learn that they have inherited a chateau in France, they cannot believe their luck. However, when they arrive, the brothers find themselves completely ill-equipped to communicate with the chateau's staff (even with the help of a pocket dictionary). With no hope of paying off the chateau's enormous debt, the pair are forced to sell the chateau, leaving a bewildered staff resorting to desperate and hilarious measures to keep their home. Through a series of comedic misunderstandings, the film's stars not only uncover they're not as distant from the staff as they might think, they also discover something about the importance of family. Written by ifp/west

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Also Known As:

Il maggiordomo del castello  »

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Opening Weekend:

$15,968 (USA) (9 August 2002)

Gross:

$200,122 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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Some very funny moments
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this a very well-acted movie that has some very funny moments.

Unfortunately, I don't believe that it holds together and in the end, you are left wondering if it really made any sense.

I watched in on TV which may be the reason I enjoyed it more than the other commenter. This is not a big screen vehicle. This is really a small film that can be enjoyed as an alternative to watching the sitcoms.

I think that Paul Rudd does a great job playing the neurotic, try-to-be-nice-all-the-time, new age nerd. Romany Malco does a very solid job as a no-nonsense businessman, who tries to play it cool, but deep down is a sweet guy.

It is a pleasant film. A movie that seems to have more potential than it ultimately delivers.


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