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What's in a Name? (2012)

Le prénom (original title)
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.
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Vincent
Valérie Benguigui ...
Élisabeth
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Pierre
Guillaume de Tonquedec ...
Claude
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Anna
Françoise Fabian ...
Françoise
Yaniss Lespert ...
Livreur pizza
Miren Pradier ...
Infirmière bracelet
Alexis Leprisé ...
Apollin (as Alexis Leprise)
Juliette Levant ...
Myrtille
Bernard Murat ...
L'obstétricien
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

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In February 2013, Valérie Benguigui won a Cesar for Best Supporting Actress for this film. Cesars are the French Film Industry Academy Awards, equivalent to the Oscars in Hollywood. Valérie died on September 2, 2013 of a breast cancer. This film was her last film but one. She had already been a Best Supporting Actress nominee for a Molière Award in 2011 for the stage play. The Molière Awards are the equivalents of the Cesar Awards for live theatre. See more »

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(at around 40 mins) Claude turns down the volume of the stereo, but he is turning on the wrong wheel - it's not the amplifier but the cassette recorder. See more »

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In the opening credits only the first names of the actors, producers, directors... are written. See more »

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Better than expected.
29 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Usually not a big fan of french movies, but this one was surprisingly good. It didn't bore for a single second and yes, there was sharp dialog (even in dubbed version) but it was funny and not to the point where one had to cover one's ears. And another plus, unlike Carnage, it did not feature a puking which was a major bonus points earner. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and think the actors did a great job. They felt real enough that this could have actually happened at a dinner party back at my own home. It also had a nice twist that I didn't see coming and don 't want to spoil for anyone. Just this much, things are not always what they seem to be. Yep, that about covers it.

A well worthy ticket for an enjoyable popcorn movie night. (8/10)


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