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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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6 April 2005 (France)  »

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Brice: Um Surfista Muito Louco  »

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€5,340,000 (estimated)

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

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$29,292,393 (Europe) (10 June 2005)
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Brice Agostini, dit Brice de Nice: [into the microphone] Birdie num num.
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Mermaid Protection Program Aucune sirène n'a été cassée plus de deux foix pendant ce tournage. [Roughly: No mermaids were mocked more than twice during the making of this film.] See more »

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Only for french talking people whom enjoy total absurdity and words of play...
10 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was about to rate this movie 6 or possibly 7 but when I've seen all the bad reviews here, I decided to give it the original rating I gave to this movie when I first saw it a few years ago and that's an 8.

Many people (including french ones) are not aware that Brice was written first and foremost by Jean himself when he was an absolute unknown and playing in small french pubs and cafés during the 90s...

Typical French Slacker with some clear inspirations from some American "surfer" dudes and movies, Brice is more than a character, he is a style of life. A guy that lives, sleeps and breathes for "casser" people (aka shutting them down with his unique wit). Despite all the bad criticism from both french critics and the crowd, Brice was a well deserved success with more than four millions of viewers in theaters (for a country of 60 + millions of people).

Not bad for a "super dumb and unfunny" movie right ? One could argue many flicks like that are getting massive success in Worldwide and especially American theaters (Adam Sandler movies like Happy Gilmore with golf instead of surf come to mind) but looks like people enjoy some unoffensive fun so why not Brice ?

Dujardin (teaming with screenwriter Karine Angeli) did a wonderful job at adapting his character to the big screen. Helped by french director James Huth (who easily did his best work ever here, both visually and overall), Brice was brought to the big screen and managed to make me laugh AND entertain me for 90 straight minutes.

Something I thought impossible when you know that Brice original stuff were lasting 5 minutes at best EACH...

The movie is full of good ideas like pairing Brice with super versatile and underrated french actor Clovis Cornillac as Brice new found (randomly) buddy Marius (who keeps a very secret mystery that will make Brice agreeing to enter the world surfing contest later in the movie).

Outside of the sharp and funny dialogues, the two singing and dancing sequences were truly the massive good surprises of the flick.

Dujardin can not only act but also sing AND dance (as shown also one year later in Cairo Nest Of Spies) to brilliant level.

To cut it short, he is a complete entertainer like no one else in France right now when it comes to movies.

All in all this is a very refreshing and unique French-Sport flick that should appeal mostly to french AND fans of Jim Carrey-Adam Sandler and movies like Dumb And Dumber and such.

Vasty underrated and definitively worth a rental for people fans of either or both.


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