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Change of Plans (2009)

Le code a changé (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 27 August 2010 (USA)
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So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.

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Danièle Thompson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Viard ... Marie-Laurence 'ML' Claverne
Dany Boon ... Piotr
Marina Foïs ... Mélanie Carcassonne
Patrick Bruel ... Le docteur Alain Carcassonne
Emmanuelle Seigner ... Sarah Mattei
Christopher Thompson Christopher Thompson ... Lucas Mattei
Marina Hands ... Juliette
Patrick Chesnais ... Erwann
Blanca Li Blanca Li ... Manuela
Laurent Stocker ... Jean-Louis Mauzard
Pierre Arditi ... Henri
Jeanne Raimbault Jeanne Raimbault ... Doris
Isabelle Cagnat Isabelle Cagnat ... Mme Bollet
Marc Rioufol ... Daniel Laurent
Cyrille Eldin Cyrille Eldin ... Le démonstrateur (as Cyrille Eldiri)
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So called friends at a dinner party end up acting like a dysfunctional family.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Change of Plans See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,378, 29 August 2010

Gross USA:

$46,714

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,514,765
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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 118494 delivered on 23-1-2009. See more »

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The recipe of Roman Polanski's bigos, the meal used in the film, is given. See more »


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Petite fleur
By Sidney Bechet
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Some ingredient was missing
31 July 2009 | by missmarmiteSee all my reviews

Ten people meet on June 21st to have a dinner together, two of them inviting the other ones. No one really wants to go or meet the others although they are friends, they all have enough to do with their problems and would like to spend the evening in a different way. But they go, they smile at each other, they have nice chats and everybody is laughing and having fun. Then they go home, knowing they will meet up all again next year and everything will be the same.

Not quite. Things have changed. Their relationships, their health, their self conscience. The code to open the door.

Like in many French films, people talk a lot. That's what the French love to do and they love to do it openly, in real life as in films. But although there's lots of talk about, none of the ten main characters (plus the eleventh one which is the father of two protagonists, who are sisters) will probably stay with the viewer a longer time. With so many characters around, it's difficult to create deeper insights. Sometimes you wish for more background information, but the story is set at two evenings and you can only put so much into the film if you don't want to make it three hours long. The end is left somewhat open, which is okay, leaves you with your own imagination of what will happen next.

Still, something is missing. I can't quite put my finger on it. I liked the actors, the dialogue is good and sometimes really funny, other scenes where a bit moody or more serious. That's life for you. But still... some ingredient was missing. It's a film you see and once it's digested, you probably will soon forget about it. And that is a pity. But I don't know what should have been different either. Any idea, anyone?

PS: The recipe in the credits was a nice touch, though. Have to check whether I can find it somewhere again...


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