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You Don't Choose Your Family (2011)

On ne choisit pas sa famille (original title)
Alex wants to adopt a charming 5-year old little girl Miley, who lives in Thailand. But according to the laws of this country adoptive parents need to be a registered couple. Alex inciting ... See full summary »

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César Borgnoli
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Docteur Luix
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Kim
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Alex
Michel Vuillermoz ...
Jean-Paul (as Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française)
Maily Florentin Dao ...
Maily
Hélène Patarot ...
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Anna Gaylor ...
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Caroline Anglade ...
Coralie, la coiffeuse
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Simon Astier ...
Hervé
Rodolphe Congé ...
Bruno
Annie Savarin ...
Irène
Olivier Till ...
L'huissier
Nathalie Kanoui ...
Gwen
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Alex wants to adopt a charming 5-year old little girl Miley, who lives in Thailand. But according to the laws of this country adoptive parents need to be a registered couple. Alex inciting his brother, César Borgnoli, bankrupt auto dealer, a scam: he needs to go with Alex friend, Kim in Thailand, representing her husband, to pick out a girl. But it's hard to find a more diverse people than Kim and César. And Dr. Luis, guardian girl begins to suspect that something was wrong... Written by SpackJarrow

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La familia no se escoge  »

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Family matters
16 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

Jean Reno said that he was tired playing the same character (mellow) in movies, but he doesn't seem to be able to get away from it. Even if there are bursts that seem to free him from that cage in this movie, the overall impression is a mellow state. The subject matter would be ripe for a great comedy. And sometimes this might even feel like one. But unfortunately it never is.

It's not bad either, but the most of the jokes are too predictable to be funny. There are also story parts that seem redundant (like a notebook being written and then being tossed out of the window ... only use, some "jokes" that might make people chuckle during the movie, most of them being cliché). Acting wise it's good and the characters are defined nicely too. An average comedy overall


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