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Tanguy (2001)

Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

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Étienne Chatiliez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sabine Azéma ... Edith Guetz
André Dussollier ... Paul Guetz
Éric Berger Éric Berger ... Tanguy Guetz (as Eric Berger)
Hélène Duc Hélène Duc ... Odile Guetz
Aurore Clément ... Carole
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Bruno Lemoine
André Wilms ... Le psychiatre
Richard Guedj Richard Guedj ... Patrick
Roger Van Hool ... Philippe
Nathalie Krebs Nathalie Krebs ... Noëlle
Delphine Sérina Delphine Sérina ... Sophie
Sachi Kawamata Sachi Kawamata ... Kimiko
Annelise Hesme ... Marguerite
Jacques Boudet Jacques Boudet ... Le juge
Philippe Laudenbach ... Maître Badinier
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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan...

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À 28 ans, toujours chez ses parents

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Country:

France

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French | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 November 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanguy - Der Nesthocker See more »

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Budget:

FRF 110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,330,710 (France), 23 November 2001
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1.85 : 1
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The red and white toilet seat that we can see when Edith sobs is the same that was used at the end of Happiness Is in the Field (1995), another film by Étienne Chatiliez. See more »

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At the beginning of the scene where Tanguy rushes out the stairs and asks his mother for a shirt (she actually threw away), we can see Éric Berger's head as he's waiting in the stairs to appear. See more »

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References Blind Date (1987) See more »

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very funny comedy (even if you cannot relate to it)
6 January 2004 | by pennyaSee all my reviews

I did not find the story unrealistic as other users have commented. Actually I know quite a few guys and girls -of different nationalities- that live or have lived with their parents not because they could not afford to live on their own but also because it is... convenient.

It is not difficult to understand why someone would still prefer to live with his parents under these circumstances - he lives as he would in an expensive and comfortable hotel (minus the bill!). Everything is taken care of by somebody else (cleaning up after him in the bathroom, laundry & ironing, bills, shopping, preparing dinner etc), he does not have to buy a car since he can use his parents' cars, he does not have to spend his money on everyday's life necessities and he can concentrate without a single worry in his mind on whatever pleases him (e.g. being an eternal student and having a different girl every night in his bed). In a few words : he's just spoiled. You can see when he tries to live on his own that he does not even make an effort, and immediately pre-judges that he could not possibly make it on his own. He does not want to live on his own and lose all the comforts he currently enjoys.

Plausibility of the story apart, I've seen the movie three times and each time I found it equally laugh-out-loud funny - a very successful combination of well-written dialogues and very good performances by the three lead actors (especially Sabine Azema and Andre Dussolier who are playing the two parents).


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