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Priceless (2006)

Hors de prix (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 April 2008 (USA)
Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

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Marie-Christine Adam ...
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Jacques Spiesser ...
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Agnès
Charlotte Vermeil ...
Claudine Baschet ...
Laurent Claret ...
Responsable bar Biarritz
Jean de Coninck ...
Blandine Pélissier ...
La femme de chambre
Philippe Vendan-Borin ...
Bernard Bourdeau ...
Collègue Jean Biarritz
Didier Brice ...
François
Laurent Mouton ...
Serveur café François
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Storyline

In Biarritz with her elderly provider to celebrate her birthday, Irene slips down to the hotel bar when he falls asleep on her. She mistakes barman Jean for a well-healed guest and he encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. A year later the same thing happens but this time her lover finds out and disowns her. Now knowing Jean is indeed a barman of little means doesn't stop her from continuing to live in style until his money is gone. He soon finds himself in Irene's business with older and worldly-wise Madeleine, and though Irene also takes up with a new paramour the two of them keep in increasingly close touch. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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On the French Riviera, Love, Passion and Romance come at a Price See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including nudity | See all certifications »

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Priceless  »

Box Office

Budget:

€11,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$116,308 (USA) (28 March 2008)

Gross:

$1,499,127 (USA) (16 December 2016)
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Trivia

During a French TV show, the actress and singer Marie Laforêt announced her participation in the film, but in the end, she did not appear in it. See more »

Quotes

Jean: Referring to the expensive watch Madeleine has bought for him: "That's not a watch. It's a treasure chest." In French "C'est pas un montre. C'est un coffre."
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Sort Me Out
Excerpt from the album "A Drop" by Winston McAnuff & the Bazbaz Orchestra
Composed by Alexis Slioussarenko and Written by Winston McAnuff
© 2005 Soundicate Editions
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(P) 2005 Black Eye/Makasound
With the kind authorization of Soundicate/Makasound and Black Eye
All rights reserved for the entire universe
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Memorable "comedy" of sorts
29 November 2007 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film could be called very French. It takes place in the south of France, a playground between/among men and women, has style and is set in stylish places such as hotels and "haut couture" stores.The female character, and even the male one, are amoral but not judged as such by the director and not severely so by the men and women they service. Some of the reviewers have referred to Irene (Audrey Tatou) as a prostitute. This isn't quite correct. She was a courtesan: a professional mistress chosen as much for her companionship in public as well as private. Like most famous courtesans (e.g "La Dame aux Cammillias") she seems to have come from poverty of some sort--and is thus rather tough.And Jean could probably be called a gigolo, though the elderly lady who pampers him has only minimal illusions as to why he's with her. That could be the point: the middle-aged and elderly rich people they play up to are themselves at fault if they want "young stuff" around as companions instead of seeking company their own age. I did like the ending with the Euro.


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