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Mr. Average (2006)

Comme tout le monde (original title)
As they prepare to test products for a multinational corporation, a marketing company targets a typical guy as their guinea pig.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Khalid Maadour Khalid Maadour ... Jalil
Caroline Dhavernas ... Claire
Chantal Lauby Chantal Lauby ... Françoise
Gilbert Melki ... Didier
Thierry Lhermitte ... Président Chastain
Delphine Rich Delphine Rich ... Arlette Chastaing
Amina Annabi ... La mère de Jalil
Rachid Chaib Rachid Chaib ... Abdel, le petit frère
Zakariya Gouram Zakariya Gouram ... Kader
Pierre Lognay Pierre Lognay ... Jérémie
Suzan Anbeh ... Zoé
Christelle Cornil ... Sandrine
Arthur Pagliuca Arthur Pagliuca ... Jumeau 1
Rémi Pagliuca Rémi Pagliuca ... Jumeau 2
Renaud Rutten Renaud Rutten ... Santini - le producteur du jeu
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As they prepare to test products for a multinational corporation, a marketing company targets a typical guy as their guinea pig.

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Comedy | Romance

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Reality TV Gets *Really* Unreal!
26 November 2008 | by jcrnfrSee all my reviews

This is at least the fourth take on "Reality TV" (following "The Truman Show", "EdTV" and the original, "Louis 19 Roi des Ondes"). As in Truman, the subject is unaware of being on camera. The angle here (shown from the start) is that a marketing/opinion research/advertising organization --not a broadcaster-- is the culprit. But the extent of the firm's involvement and "research" techniques are wildly unrealistic, which clashes with an intended romantic comedy.

In other words, "Truman" was clearly science fiction, "EdTV" was an uncommon but credible real-life situation, but apparently "Comme tout le monde" tries to be both, which IMHO doesn't work.

Khalid Maadour and Caroline Dhavernas excel as the main protagonists, as does Thierry Lhermite in his highly far-fetched incidental role as the country's President showing up unannounced --along with his First Lady and cohort of aides and bodyguards-- to conduct one-man focus groups personally!

The production values are fairly slick, but the excessive and intrusive computer graphics often make the end result feel more like a videoclip than a feature film.


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French

Release Date:

21 June 2006 (France) See more »

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Apostando no Amor See more »

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