5.3/10
712
17 user 25 critic

The Château (2001)

Two brothers go to France to claim the chateau they have inherited.

Director:

Jesse Peretz

Writers:

Thomas Bidegain (idea), Jesse Peretz

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Anne Heche
Stars: Joey Lauren Adams, Ellen DeGeneres, Joel Grey
Two Days (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Paul Miller, a self-described "failed actor," sets out for his final act and his ultimate role: the last two days of his life ending with his suicide on tape. He tries to reunite with old ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McGinly
Stars: Adam Scott, Karl Wiedergott, Mark Phinney
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.

Director: Jesse Peretz
Stars: Natasha Gregson Wagner, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert John Burke
Diggers (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island.

Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Stars: Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Maura Tierney
The Ex (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A slacker is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife steps away from her high-paying job.

Director: Jesse Peretz
Stars: Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Charles Grodin
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two mid level Hollywood losers attempt to find redemption, revenge and meaning in their lives through celebrity tennis tournaments.

Director: Donal Logue
Stars: Donal Logue, Kirk Fox, Danny Trejo
House Hunting (2003)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A newlywed couple looking for their first home with the assistance of an oddball real estate agent.

Director: Amy Lippman
Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Felicity Huffman, Terry Kinney
The Locusts (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A drifter enters a small town looking for employment. While working at the local cattle ranch, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Kitty and becomes involved in a deadly yet erotic love triangle.

Director: John Patrick Kelley
Stars: Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Vince Vaughn
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A road movie where two brothers search for their biological parents.

Director: John E. Bryant
Stars: Nathan Harlan, Mark Reeb, Laurel Whitsett
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Alex is the definition of loser. He has no, nor has he ever had, friends. His life has no direction and he has a stupid haircut. While attending the Venice Beach Art School, he meets Lizzy,... See full summary »

Director: Kari Skogland
Stars: Paul Rudd, Donal Logue, Ione Skye
Metal Mayhem (2000)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After a lethal American attack robot, RS1, is unleashed onto the mean streets of Hong Kong, Asia's funkiest crime-fighting team, the Gen-Y Cops, find themselves on the wrong side of the law... See full summary »

Director: Benny Chan
Stars: Mark Hicks, Paul Rudd, Edison Chen
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Priscilla Chase is a woman who has never had an orgasm.

Director: Billy Kent
Stars: Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvie Testud ... Isabelle
Benjamin Tessier Benjamin Tessier ... Sebastien
Philippe Nahon ... Pierre
Marie Verdi Marie Verdi ... Sabine
Didier Flamand Didier Flamand ... Jean
Paul Rudd ... Graham Granville
Romany Malco ... Allen 'Rex' Granville
Nathalie Jouen Nathalie Jouen ... Real Estate Agent
James Lyons James Lyons ... First Family of Buyers (as Jim Lyons)
Pierre Michaud Pierre Michaud ... First Family of Buyers
Christian Marti Christian Marti ... Second Family of Buyers
Marina Girand Marina Girand ... Second Family of Buyers
Jonathan Grosskopf Jonathan Grosskopf ... Second Family of Buyers
Alexis Grosskopf Alexis Grosskopf ... Second Family of Buyers
Adèle Grosskopf Adèle Grosskopf ... Second Family of Buyers
Edit

Storyline

When two American brothers, Graham and Allen Granville, learn that they have inherited a chateau in France, they cannot believe their luck. However, when they arrive, the brothers find themselves completely ill-equipped to communicate with the chateau's staff (even with the help of a pocket dictionary). With no hope of paying off the chateau's enormous debt, the pair are forced to sell the chateau, leaving a bewildered staff resorting to desperate and hilarious measures to keep their home. Through a series of comedic misunderstandings, the film's stars not only uncover they're not as distant from the staff as they might think, they also discover something about the importance of family. Written by ifp/west

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 January 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Il maggiordomo del castello See more »

Filming Locations:

Pithiviers, Loiret, France

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,968, 11 August 2002

Gross USA:

$200,122
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Romany Malco's first lead role See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Vive Sylvie Testud
27 September 2005 | by ivrydovSee all my reviews

The movie was on cable here in Israel and I thought it had potential -- clash of cultures, conflicting interests between the heirs and the staff, but it went absolutely nowhere. Too bad. It was a half-baked writing effort.

But coming from Canada and knowing how francophones who don't speak a lot of English react when bombarded by anglophones who think they do, I must rate Sylvie Testud's performance as a tour-de-force. She was clicking on the English words she might have been expected to catch, and straining at the rest, just as would happen in real life. This is not easy to achieve and she must be an actress of considerable skills. I would love to see her in a remake of Madame Bovary or something of that nature in English. This girl is as good as they come.

There was one very funny scene in my book so it wasn't a total loss, when the Rudd character reads the fractured French letter he wrote to the staff who could not understand a word of it, except the main one, vendre, causing an uproar.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed