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The Château (2001)

Two brothers go to France to claim the chateau they have inherited.

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Isabelle
Benjamin Tessier ...
Sebastien
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Pierre
Marie Verdi ...
Sabine
Didier Flamand ...
Jean
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Graham Granville
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Allen 'Rex' Granville
Nathalie Jouen ...
Real Estate Agent
James Lyons ...
First Family of Buyers (as Jim Lyons)
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First Family of Buyers
Christian Marti ...
Second Family of Buyers
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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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Il maggiordomo del castello  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$200,122 (USA) (8 November 2002)
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Don't Waste Your Time
13 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is it. If you have been studying film, and want to know which of all mass released movies (MGM) is the WORST one ever filmed, this is the one.

See it just once just to know what BAD REALLY is... if you can think of or name a CATEGORY of film-making, this one deserves a manure award for that category.

Photography...awful...grainy... Sound...poorly miked, garbled Acting...nothing funny here...just two punks saying the "F" word every ten seconds Direction...Could a movie be MORE segmented, unfollowable, and had a worse scene coverage than THIS one...? Don't think so. Writing...or more like, WHAT writing...most of the movie consists of poorly filmed shapes saying "Hello" to each other. NOTHING funny here.

Save the money if you need it. If you want to study BAD film-making, study THIS ONE! Calling this movie crap gives a bad name to the word crap.


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