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Priceless (2006)

Hors de prix (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 April 2008 (USA)
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Through a set of wacky circumstances, a young gold digger mistakenly woos a mild-mannered bartender, thinking he's a wealthy suitor.

Director:

Pierre Salvadori

Writers:

Pierre Salvadori (scenario), Benoît Graffin (scenario) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Irène
Gad Elmaleh ... Jean
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... Madeleine
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Jacques
Jacques Spiesser ... Gilles
Annelise Hesme ... Agnès
Charlotte Vermeil Charlotte Vermeil ... Dame au chihuahua
Claudine Baschet Claudine Baschet ... Dame au dogue
Laurent Claret ... Responsable bar Biarritz
Jean de Coninck Jean de Coninck ... L'homme au cigare
Blandine Pélissier Blandine Pélissier ... La femme de chambre
Philippe Vendan-Borin Philippe Vendan-Borin ... Serveur restaurant Biarritz
Bernard Bourdeau Bernard Bourdeau ... Collègue Jean Biarritz
Didier Brice Didier Brice ... François
Laurent Mouton Laurent Mouton ... Serveur café François
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Storyline

In Biarritz with her elderly provider to celebrate her birthday, Irene slips down to the hotel bar when he falls asleep on her. She mistakes barman Jean for a well-healed guest and he encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. A year later the same thing happens but this time her lover finds out and disowns her. Now knowing Jean is indeed a barman of little means doesn't stop her from continuing to live in style until his money is gone. He soon finds himself in Irene's business with older and worldly-wise Madeleine, and though Irene also takes up with a new paramour the two of them keep in increasingly close touch. Written by J-26

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Taglines:

She only dated men with money...until she met a man with a heart See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During a French TV show, actress and singer Marie Laforêt announced she was approached for the role of Madeleine which eventually went to Marie-Christine Adam. See more »

Quotes

Irène: I love Italian food. You don't expect much, so you can never be disappointed.
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Connections

References Roman Holiday (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Brother Where Are You
Performed by Oscar Brown Jr.
(Matthew Herbert Remix)
(Oscar Brown Jr.)
© Prestige Music Ltd
(P) 2003 The Verve Music Group
With the kind authorization of Universal Music Special Projects
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A charming and funny romantic comedy
5 January 2009 | by Shattered_WakeSee all my reviews

Audrey Tautou, the sweetheart of France (and, to me, the rest of the world), returns to the romantic comedy in 'Hors de Prix' aka 'Priceless,' a film by Pierre Salvadori ('Après vous...' (2003)).

Tautou plays a different type of role (in the same type of film) as swindler Irène who uses her sexuality to make men keep her satisfied (materialistically). Her plans go awry when she's left by her rich fiancé and runs to the arms of whom she assumes is a rich business man, Jean (Gad Elmaleh). Unfortunately for Irène, however, Jean is merely a hotel worker who just happened to be at the right place at the right time.

Surprisingly (as she's regularly one of the most attractive women in the world), Audrey looks better than ever. Not only does she have her typical 'adorable' going for her, but here she's extremely sexy as well.

The story is charming and cute, but has a bit of a bite to it. It's questionable as to exactly WHY Jean would like Irène so much with as cruel as she is. . . sure, she's drop-dead gorgeous, but Jean didn't really seem, to me, the type that would fall for something like that. Oh well, can't have everything spoonfed to us and we must take it as given. There are many laugh-out-loud moments, mostly from Jean's awkwardness playing off Irène's smoothness. And it all turns out to be a very pleasant & entertaining romantic comedy that's sure to treat fans of the genre well.

Final Verdict: 8/10.

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR11,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,308, 30 March 2008

Gross USA:

$2,165,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,041,861
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2.35 : 1
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