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My Old Lady (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 November 2014 (UK)
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An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Burstin ...
Rabbi on Bicycle
Elie Wajeman ...
Man at Gate
Raphaële Moutier ...
Woman on Bicycle
Sophie Touitou ...
Female Opera Singer
Christian Rauth ...
Furniture Dealer
Delphine Lanson ...
Femme de Ménage
Dr. Florence Horowitz
Jean-Christophe Allais ...
Jocelyne Vignon ...
Nathalie Bernas ...
Younger Kissing Couple


Mathias, a penniless fifty-odd-year-old New Yorker, lands in Paris. Both cynical and at the end of his tether, he looks forward to selling the mansion house his late father owned in the Marais district. But what he finds out there just appalls him: his secretive dad had never told him he had acquired the property as a life lease, a typically French custom he never heard of. As a consequence, not only will poor Mathias be unable to sell the house into cash (at least as long as Mathilde stays alive) but he will have to pay the old lady a pension into the bargain...! Written by Guy Bellinger

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He's in the will. She's in the way.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mi vieja y querida dama  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$124,680 (USA) (12 September 2014)


$4,011,530 (USA) (9 January 2015)

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Did You Know?


This picture reunites Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas for the second time as mother and daughter roles. They starred in Keeping Mum together first. See more »


Mathilde Girard: Precision is the key to a long life.
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the credits, Mathias reveals his final decision on what he will do with the apartment and why. Additionally, after the end credits Mathias asks LeFebvre where he learned to speak English. See more »


Referenced in Film 2016: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »


Written by Ben Goldberg
Performed by Tin Hat Trio (as Tin Hat)
Courtesy of BAG Production Records
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Delightful surprise
2 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Went to see this today based on the trailer, from which I thought it was a comedy. It is funny, but also serious and engaging. Liked it much more than I thought I would and would definitely recommend it. At the end I realized that I would want to watch it again to see the themes of relationship as I then understood them with hindsight. The three principal actors are all excellent in their roles and in their relationships with each other. It felt honest and not pretentious or 'preachy', but definitely deep and engaging.

No one ends up the hero in this film, but that is often how real life often turns out.

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