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Chéri (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 April 2009 (France)
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The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

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Lea
Frances Tomelty ...
Rose
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Vicomte Desmond
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Hubert Tellegen ...
Ernest
Joe Sheridan ...
Marcel
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Patron
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Alain Churin ...
Priest
Bette Bourne ...
Baronne
Nichola McAuliffe ...
Madame Aldonza
Andras Hamori ...
Silver Haired Industrialist
Gaye Brown ...
Lili
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During France's belle époque before World War I, elegant cars, mansions, and servants defined the lives of les grandes horizontals, the courtesans of kings and millionaires. One of the most successful, Lea de Lonval, is approaching a certain age when an older associate, Charlotte Peloux, asks Lea to take on her 19 year old son, whom Lea has called Chéri since he was a child. They become lovers and, to their surprise, the relationship lasts six years. When it ends abruptly with a marriage his mother arranges to the daughter of another courtesan, Lea finds herself miserable. Has she fallen in love? If so, do she -- and Chéri - have any choices? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Indulge in a wicked game of seduction. See more »

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Rated R for some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£120,234 (UK) (8 May 2009)

Gross:

$2,708,188 (USA) (21 August 2009)
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Terrence McNally wrote the role of Frankie in the play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" especially for Kathy Bates. When it came to casting the role for the movie version Frankie and Johnny (1991), Bates lost the role to Michelle Pfeiffer, her co-star in this movie. See more »

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In the closing credits, 'thanks' are given to France's national railway, the Societe National Chemin de Fer, known as the "SNCF". However the credits have the letters out of sequence, calling it the "SCNF". See more »

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Narrator: We may think ourselves familiar in this day and age with the notion that whores of every description can very easily achieve fame and fortune. But towards the end of the 19th century, there what came to be known in France as the "Belle Epoque", a select group of courtesans, who became for a short period, the most celebrated and powerful women in the long history of prostitution.
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8 November 2013 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

it is portrait of a period. correct, not bad as adaptation but soulless. only images, frozen acting, precise colors, interesting costumes. the specific note - fear to give force of all. Kathy BBates is amazing but it is not a surprise. Rupert Friend explores, in smart manner, each possibility of his character. Michelle Pfeiffer is almost a beautiful statue because her role seems be a straitjacket. and the problem is the subject - an effervescent universe who is reduced at few lines. sure, it is director choice to use only a sketch, with few delicate colors who reflects the spirit of period, to suggest a frame more than picture and his work is well. but the novel presents more possibilities. so, best choice after its end remains to expect a better version .


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