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Boudu (2005)

Light-hearted, social comedy about the house guest from Hell. A modern remake of Renoir's classic film about a vagabond saved from drowning.

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Gérard Jugnot
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Depardieu ... Boudu
Gérard Jugnot ... Christian
Catherine Frot ... Yseult
Constance Dollé Constance Dollé ... Coralie
Bonnafet Tarbouriech ... Perez
Hubert Saint-Macary Hubert Saint-Macary ... Bob
Dominique Ratonnat Dominique Ratonnat ... Le médecin
Jean-Paul Rouve ... Hubert
Serge Riaboukine Serge Riaboukine ... Géronimo
Jean-Pierre Foucault Jean-Pierre Foucault ... Himself
Frédéric Restagno Frédéric Restagno ... Pompier 1
Marc Pistolesi Marc Pistolesi ... Pompier 2
Agnès Regolo Agnès Regolo ... La mère de Coralie (as Agnès Régolo)
Didier Lafaye Didier Lafaye ... Le père de Coralie
Philippe du Janerand ... L'amateur galerie
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Light-hearted, social comedy about the house guest from Hell. A modern remake of Renoir's classic film about a vagabond saved from drowning.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bomlott Boudu beköltözött See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,499,216 (France), 18 March 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,568,040
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Enjoyable but tiresome
4 June 2007 | by groggoSee all my reviews

This is a remake of Jean Renoir's Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932), which Paul Mazursky remade in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986).

I'm not sure why it had to be done again (a universal dearth of ideas possibly), but it's not a bad piece of fluff, an enjoyable waste of time. Its only real problem is its length: it just runs out steam. Jugnot and Depardieu are fun to watch for a while, but you just know their mutual fulminations and frustrations are going to wane; sure enough, it happens, at about the 75-minute mark. After that, it just goes downhill, and there just isn't any fun anymore.

Depardieu offers us yet another self-mocking caricature of Gerard Depardieu. I like him a lot -- it's somehow endearing to see this universally known actor fearlessly showing his bulbous belly and nude derriere to a worldwide audience. It's somehow very European, or maybe just French. I've always loved Catherine Frot, and her ditzy performance adds a lot to the silliness.

Good comedies are hard to find. One reason is that they can rarely sustain the comedy and the 'plot' convincingly over a feature length. This is the fate of this latest incarnation of Boudu.


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