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Tanguy (2001)

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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...


Étienne Chatiliez
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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 ... Le juge
Philippe Laudenbach ... Maître Badinier


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


References Blind Date (1987) See more »

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Nice French comedy
29 November 2004 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

'Tanguy' is a nice French comedy, although it does not start that funny. It tells about a 28-year old guy named Tanguy (Eric Berger) who still lives with his parents. At first everything seems normal, but we slowly learn that especially his mother Edith (Sabine Azéma) wants him out of there. His father Paul (André Dussloier) basically wants the same thing, but at any cost. Tanguy himself has not a clue. Here the movie becomes funnier. The parents decide to make their house a terrible place for Tanguy; he must get annoyed of the place. Things do not work out as planned and slowly Paul becomes more and more upset with his son, especially after Tanguy has tried living on his own for a couple of days.

The story becomes darker and therefore funnier. Tanguy seems a lovable person at first but slowly we come to understand the parents. His mother is truly a nice person, but too nice when Tanguy is around. Instead of being honest with him she constantly makes sure Tanguy does not want to move away. When the father starts losing it the best parts of 'Tanguy' arrive. It is too bad that the movie is already playing for an hour and a half; this is where conclusions should have been made.

Another complaint I have is the save turn the movie takes near the end. Since both parents really started hating their son, certain other events help you understand why, you wish the screenplay kept following that path. The happy ending could have been the parents being really happy, butt the turn here is even saver. Not that it's really a big deal, I enjoyed everything that leads up to the ending. Not great, but certainly entertaining.

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Release Date:

21 November 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tanguy - Der Nesthocker See more »


Box Office


FRF110,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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