Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy ...
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Ousted from their homeland by the Bolshevik revolution, a royal Russian couple find themselves impoverished and living in Paris. They take positions as butler and housemaid in a wealthy household and, owing to their impeccable breeding and manners, excel in their new jobs. But once they are recognized for the royal couple they are, they must face new -- and formidable -- responsibilities.Written by
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After reading many positive reviews, I was very excited to watch this movie. The script turned out to be the biggest turn off for me. The very first scene, where the 14th of July is celebrated in Paris, catches our poor protagonists (Russian aristocracy, no less) being totally oblivious to the meaning of the festivities. I had a hard time swallowing this. Come on... Russian aristocrats learned French language and French culture before they learned Russian language and culture. I doubt it very much that they did not know what 14th of July meant for the French. I know that it's supposed to be a sophisticated continental comedy, but please do not insult our intelligence in a process. From this uninspired start, the movie just dragged on and on and on. Both Boyer and Colbert were wasted in this mediocre material. They deserved better!
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