6.0/10
2,139
4 user 41 critic

Mon pire cauchemar (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 November 2011 (France)
Trailer
2:02 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary... See full summary »

Director:

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Louise, younger sister, natural and straightforward, lives in province; Martine, older sister, beautiful and aloof, lives in the Parisian upper middle class. Louise has written a novel. On ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Leclère
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Catherine Frot, François Berléand
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Drawing some intriguing parallels between the work of the prostitute and that of the psychiatrist-both have clients, both charge for sessions, both take on roles that serve the needs, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Labrune
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Bouli Lanners, Sabila Moussadek
Captive I (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Follows the hostage crisis of the Dos Palmas kidnappings in the southern Philippines, the life of the hostages whose survivors were freed after an awful year in captivity.

Director: Brillante Mendoza
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Katherine Mulville, Marc Zanetta
Copacabana (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions, she is suddenly faced with the realization that her own daughter is ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fitoussi
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Aure Atika, Lolita Chammah
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A magistrate investigates a corporate executive.

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, François Berléand, Patrick Bruel
Villa Amalia (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Villa Amalia is the story of Ann, a musician, whose life is turned upside down by a kiss. When she sees Thomas kissing another woman, Ann makes a clean break, leaving him and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois
Gabrielle (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The marriage between Gabrielle and Jean begins to fray after the discovery of a letter that belongs to Gabrielle.

Director: Patrice Chéreau
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Claudia Coli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Brigitte and Xavier are a couple of cattle farmers living and working together in Normandy. They have always got on well but now that their two children have left the household routine and ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fitoussi
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Violetta is raised by her grandmother. Her mother Hanna tries to make a living on taking photographs and concentrates on her dreams to become a famous artist. In order to succeed as an ... See full summary »

Director: Eva Ionesco
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anamaria Vartolomei, Georgetta Leahu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Irene moves to Paris to begin a new life with her husband Jason and their two daughters, but an act of betrayal and her desire for revenge soon sends her to the brink of madness.

Director: Tonino De Bernardi
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Tommaso Ragno, Giulietta De Bernardi
La religieuse (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin
Home II (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Life for an isolated rural family is upended when a major highway next to their property, constructed 10 years before but apparently abandoned, is finally opened.

Director: Ursula Meier
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Corentin Devroey ...
Tony
Donatien Suner ...
Adrien
...
Thierry (as Aurélien Recoing de la Comédie Française)
Éric Berger ...
Sébastien
Philippe Magnan ...
Le principal du collège Henri IV
Bruno Podalydès ...
Marc-Henri
...
L'inspecteur de la DDASS
...
La psychologue
Jean-Luc Couchard ...
Milou Demeuleu
Emilie Gavois-Kahn ...
Sylvie dite Karen (as Émilie Gavois Kahn)
Serge Onteniente ...
Le scénographe
Edit

Storyline

Agathe lives with her husband and son in a posh apartment in front of the Jardin du Luxembourg. Patrick lives with his son in the back of a van. She is the head of an important contemporary art foundation. He lives thanks to social security and odd jobs. She has graduated after studying for 7 years. He has spent almost 7 years behind bars. She has a good relationship with the Minister of Culture and Arts. He has a good relationship with alcoholic beverages of all kinds. She loves intellectual discussions. He loves occasional sex with big-breasted women. They should have never met, but their sons are inseparable. They will see why in the end. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

| | | |

Release Date:

9 November 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

My Worst Nightmare  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,540 (USA) (19 October 2012)

Gross:

$21,456 (USA) (22 February 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Patrick: I'm nothing but a pathetic tosser. I'm toxic.
See more »

Connections

Features Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Antisocial
Written by Bernie Bonvoisin and Norbert Krief
From Trust's album "Répression" (1980)
Sung and danced by Benoît Poelvoorde
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quite watchable French comedy
26 November 2012 | by (Montigny-lès-Metz, France) – See all my reviews

The chance encounter of two different characters, from opposite social environments, having divergent interests, one sticking to the other without the latter being able to get rid of the clinger, is a narrative outline which has been used and abused over the years ("L'emmerdeur", the Pierre Richard/Gérard Depardieu comedies, many a screwball comedy of the golden age of Hollywood,...), so don't expect "Mon pire cauchemar" to surprise you in any way. As a matter of fact, Anne Fontaine's film reproduces the "odd couple" model, with its two main protagonists bickering back and forth most of the film's running time before mellowing at each other by the end of the story. Here you have Isabelle Huppert as a stiff, supercilious bourgeoise vs. Benoît Poelvoerde as a hopeless tosser who sticks like glue to her. However, although "Mon pire cauchemar" does not break any new ground in terms of narrative, it nevertheless works well, both as a pure comedy and a romcom. Two reasons can account for this apparent paradox. The first one is that Anne Fontaine is well aware that she is not innovating here. What she is after in fact is to use the stereotypes inherent in this type of comedies and to play with them in a laid-back way. We have seen Benoît Poelvoerde so often in the role of the self- satisfied pain in the neck that we can guess in advance what his character will say and do. In this case, laughter comes from these very expectations. The same applies to Isabelle Huppert who has more than once been uptight and cold on the big screen. The second reason, as far as the romantic aspect goes, is that Anne Fontaine (along with her co-writer Nicolas Mercier) manages to make us believe in the love story, highly improbable as it appears in the first half. And if she does so, it is because she has been able to give flesh to her lead couple. Even if, for a time, they seem to be nothing but puppets that wiggle their heads and flap their arms in the air, their humanity is gradually revealed when Anne Fontaine goes beyond their blatant defects (Agathe's snobbery and haughty coolness ; Patrick's terrible shamelessness) and shows either partner bringing to the other what he/she misses. Seeing Huppert letting loose and starting at last to ENJOY life and Poelvoorde declare in a moving scene: "I'm just a pathetic schmuck. I'm toxic" marks a welcome change of tone. The funny but mechanical comedy of the beginning has become more profound and we can now adhere to the two characters instead of merely laughing at them. All in all, this is surely not the best comedy ever filmed, but being a well-paced one, moreover very well interpreted by Huppert, Poelvoorde and André Dussolier (never better than when he can, as is the case here, be smart, light and weak), it is well worth seeing.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?