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French Fried Vacation 3: Friends Forever (2006)

Les bronzés 3: amis pour la vie (original title)
Movie about friends who reunite after 20 years and a lot of things have changed.

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Patrice Leconte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiane Balasko ... Nathalie Morin
Michel Blanc ... Jean-Claude Dus
Marie-Anne Chazel ... Gisèle 'Gigi' André
Christian Clavier ... Jérôme Tarayre
Gérard Jugnot ... Bernard Morin
Thierry Lhermitte ... Robert 'Popeye' Lespinasse
Dominique Lavanant Dominique Lavanant ... Christiane Weissmuller
Bruno Moynot Bruno Moynot ... Jambier
Martin Lamotte ... Augustin 'Miguel' Weissmuller
Doris Kunstmann ... Mme Franken
Arthur Jugnot Arthur Jugnot ... Benjamin Morin
Ornella Muti ... Graziella Sparaggi Lespinasse
Caterina Murino ... Elena
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... M. Guy
Franco Trevisi ... Professeur Cavani
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Movie about friends who reunite after 20 years and a lot of things have changed.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [France]

Country:

France

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

1 February 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

French Fried Vacation 3: Friends Forever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,870,911 (France), 10 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,152,064
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Second collaboration between Caterina Murino and Christian Clavier after L'Enquête Corse (2004). See more »

Quotes

Nathalie Morin: I knew he would react like an asshole.
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Follows Les bronzés font du ski (1979) See more »

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Baila Morena
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Performed by Zucchero featuring Mana
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Better than the first, less better than the second
1 June 2012 | by Avwillfan89See all my reviews

I have no idea why people bash this movie so harshly. It is of course different from the first two films because it's set 27 years later and naturally things have changed.

I think it's necessary to clear the air a bit on the problems people have with this movie: First off, people complained that at the time of the first two movies, all the actors were unknowns, now that they are all famous, people don't like it anymore. I think it was a good idea to bring all the original actors together and of course it's great to see the same characters again.

The second complaint was that this film isn't funny. I, for one, did not find the original Bronzés film to be funny at all. There was no story line, no interesting sub plots and uninteresting and despicable characters. The sexist and racist portrayals (at the time) looked like something taken out of The Deer Hunter and played out for a comedy.

The second one, however, is totally different. The group go skiing, and like in the first one, it involves tourist activities led by Popeye. In this film, everything is vastly improved and the main characters are more developed. Jérome settles for Gigi, while the rest stay in the same situations. During the second half, they get lost in the snowy wilderness. In the scene where they drink the infamous "liqueur d'échalottes", I almost cracked a rib from laughing so hard.

Les Bronzés 3 is a combination of the two: The same setting as the first and the quality humor of the second. Another good thing is that the cinematography is beautiful and the subplot involving the "beast" is brilliant.

It's a sequel, not as good as the previous one, but good all the same. Don't be put off by all the bad reviews people have given it, because it really isn't that bad.


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