Merci Dr Rey! (2002)
"Merci Docteur Rey" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  3 December 2003 (France)
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A hot young phone sex addict and his narcissistic opera diva mom. A dangerously agitated hustler and a half-dozen dangerously agitated hustlers who look just like him. A tittering neurotic ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Beaumont
Thomas Beaumont
Bulle Ogier ...
Claude Sabrié
Didier Flamand ...
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Nathalie Richard ...
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Dan Herzberg ...
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A hot young phone sex addict and his narcissistic opera diva mom. A dangerously agitated hustler and a half-dozen dangerously agitated hustlers who look just like him. A tittering neurotic who thinks she's Vanessa Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave herself. Pot brownies, puke jokes, a gay dad, a flying lesbian, Jerry Hall, a dead body and a fetish for Brian DePalma movies! Anchoring the mayhem is Elisabeth Beaumont, an American opera star visiting Paris to perform "Turandot" and dabble in some belated mothering of her 23 year-old son Thomas. Thomas doesn't need mothering; he needs some good hot manhandling. And, in the best DePalma tradition, the quest for sex leads to voyeurism and voyeurism, leads to murder. From there, it's just a short path to therapy. Unfortunately, the psychiatrist that Thomas visits is a little on the dead side herself, and a nutty patient has taken her place. Written by a fan from miami

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug use | See all certifications »






Release Date:

3 December 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Merci Dr Rey!  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$512 (USA) (29 October 2004)


$19,590 (USA) (29 October 2004)

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Features Howards End (1992) See more »


Music by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini)
Performed by Coro e Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (as Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus and Orchestra)
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inspired lunacy from... Merchant Ivory ?!?!
4 July 2003 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

My lover and I saw Merci Docteur Rey when it showed as the closing night film at Newfest at the New School. We had no idea what to expect, and after a few minutes were were enchanted by its inspired lunacy. Crazy coincidences, murder and mayhem, and the perennial problem of how to tell Mom you're gay. This is even harder when Mom is madcap diva Dianne Wiest. Who'd have expected Merchant Ivory, makers of much "tamer fare" (i.e. "Maurice") to back such a dark horse like this. The rest of the crowd at the festival felt the same way. None of us could believe how much fun we'd had... and then it was over!!!! A must-buy when it comes out on DVD!!!!

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