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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
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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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