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Boudu (2005)

 |  Comedy  |  9 March 2005 (France)
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Light-hearted, social comedy about the house guest from Hell. A modern remake of Renoir's classic film about a vagabond saved from drowning.


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Frédéric Restagno ...
Pompier 1
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Agnès Regolo ...
La mère de Coralie (as Agnès Régolo)
Didier Lafaye ...
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L'amateur galerie


Light-hearted, social comedy about the house guest from Hell. A modern remake of Renoir's classic film about a vagabond saved from drowning.

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9 March 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bomlott Boudu beköltözött  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,499,216 (France) (18 March 2005)


$6,564,918 (Europe) (25 March 2005)

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A remake of Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932). That film has also been remade as Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), with Nick Nolte in the Boudu roles. Nolte also appeared in Three Fugitives (1989), a remake of The Fugitives (1986),. Nolte took over Depardieu's role in that film as well. See more »


Remake of Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) See more »

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Enjoyable but tiresome
4 June 2007 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a remake of Jean Renoir's Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932), which Paul Mazursky remade in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986).

I'm not sure why it had to be done again (a universal dearth of ideas possibly), but it's not a bad piece of fluff, an enjoyable waste of time. Its only real problem is its length: it just runs out steam. Jugnot and Depardieu are fun to watch for a while, but you just know their mutual fulminations and frustrations are going to wane; sure enough, it happens, at about the 75-minute mark. After that, it just goes downhill, and there just isn't any fun anymore.

Depardieu offers us yet another self-mocking caricature of Gerard Depardieu. I like him a lot -- it's somehow endearing to see this universally known actor fearlessly showing his bulbous belly and nude derriere to a worldwide audience. It's somehow very European, or maybe just French. I've always loved Catherine Frot, and her ditzy performance adds a lot to the silliness.

Good comedies are hard to find. One reason is that they can rarely sustain the comedy and the 'plot' convincingly over a feature length. This is the fate of this latest incarnation of Boudu.

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