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The Brice Man (2005)
"Brice de Nice" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  6 April 2005 (France)
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A wannabe surfer parties on the French Riviera while awaiting the perfect wave.

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Marius Lacaille, dit Marius de Fréjus
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Jeanne
Bruno Salomone ...
Igor d'Hossegor
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Chantal la sirène / Alice de Nice
François Chattot ...
Monsieur, le père de Brice
Mathias Mlekuz ...
Eudes, l'avocat
Patrick Ligardes ...
Jean-Marie Guitera, le banquier
Isabelle Caubère ...
Josie
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Marjorie
Antoine Duléry ...
Micky, la légende
Jérémie Quaegebeur ...
Victor d'Hossegor
Didier Menin ...
Le patron du restaurant
Xavier Boiffier ...
Mario, le serveur
Alexandra Fleischer ...
Catherine, l'infirmière
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Brice, a motherless super rich 30-year-old teenager fancies himself a trendy surfer. Only he never stepped out of Nice where the sea remains desperately calm and flat. Brice awaits a giant wave like the one he knows happened in 1979. In the meantime, what he lacks in technique he successfully hides and compensates in style. Yellow T-shirt, yellow hair, yellow parties, he created his own little world where he "axes" people. One morning, his father is sent to jail and "Brice from Nice" is left penniless. He first decides to find out about that thing called "work" (one of his friends does it) at a local restaurant, but then decides robbing a bank is way easier. While escaping after a failed attempt, he meets Marius who needs money for foot surgery. His new best buddy has an idea how to get it: all it takes is for Brice to win the $100,000 prize at the "world underground surf cup". It would "completely" help if Brice had surfed at least once in his life. Written by Greg Philip <greg_philip@hotmail.com>

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Brice: Um Surfista Muito Louco  »

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€5,340,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,945,448 (UK) (3 June 2005)

Gross:

$29,292,393 (Europe) (10 June 2005)
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Visa d'exploitation en France : #109670 See more »

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Brice Agostini, dit Brice de Nice: [into the microphone] Birdie num num.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, you can hear Jean "Brice De Nice" Dujardin saying "T'es encore là? T'as pas De chez toi? Mouah, j't'ai cassé!" (In English: You're still there? You don't have a home? Ha, I got you!" See more »

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Fun beginning, falls apart quickly
9 August 2006 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

The beginning of BRICE DE NICE is very funny, colorful and lively. It's very ridiculous but that's what makes it so funny. But once the "story" kicks in (father looses his money, Brice needs to find a job and live in the real world), the film falls apart and never recovers. There are a few interesting bits here and there but 80% of the film is almost unwatchable. It's so forced, trite and unfunny that it makes me wonder who created the first 20%.

The concept of BRICE DE NICE is not that different than one of those Saturday Night Live sketches and making a whole movie out of this wacky character was probably overkill when a short film or TV episode would have been sufficient.

I give the beginning an 8 but the rest of the movie a 1...cassé!


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