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My Old Lady (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 November 2014 (UK)
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An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident.

Director:

Israel Horovitz

Writers:

Israel Horovitz (play), Israel Horovitz (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Mathias Gold
Michel Burstin Michel Burstin ... Rabbi on Bicycle
Elie Wajeman Elie Wajeman ... Man at Gate
Maggie Smith ... Mathilde Girard
Raphaële Moutier Raphaële Moutier ... Woman on Bicycle
Sophie Touitou Sophie Touitou ... Female Opera Singer
Dominique Pinon ... Auguste Lefebvre
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Chloé Girard
Christian Rauth Christian Rauth ... Furniture Dealer
Delphine Lanson Delphine Lanson ... Femme de Ménage
Noémie Lvovsky ... Dr. Florence Horowitz
Stéphane De Groodt ... Philippe
Jean-Christophe Allais Jean-Christophe Allais ... Jean-Christophe
Jocelyne Vignon Jocelyne Vignon ... Chef
Nathalie Bernas Nathalie Bernas ... Younger Kissing Couple
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Storyline

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline), a penniless fifty-odd-year-old New Yorker, lands in Paris. Cynical, and at the end of his tether, he looks forward to selling the mansion house his late father owned in the Marais district. But what he finds out there just appalls him: his secretive dad had never told him he had acquired the property as a life lease, a typically French custom of which he never heard. As a consequence, not only will poor Mathias be unable to sell the house into cash (at least as long as Mathilde Girard (Dame Maggie Smith) stays alive), but he will have to pay the old lady a pension as part of the bargain. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines:

He's in the will. She's in the way.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

MPAA certificate # 48915. See more »

Goofs

Lefebvre says he bought his boat with a viager and that he was lucky because the owner died six days later. Under French law the seller must live for at least 20 days after the contracts are signed. See more »

Quotes

Mathias Gold: Is that why he shot and stuffed all those animals,so he wouldn't have to shoot and stuff your mother?
Chloé Girard: Or your father.
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the credits, Mathias reveals his final decision on what he will do with the apartment and why. Additionally, after the end credits Mathias asks LeFebvre where he learned to speak English. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

(It's Not Exactly a Sonata) For Renata
Written by Paul Mehling
Performed by Paul Mehling - solo guitar
Courtesy of HCSF Records
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Surprising
27 January 2015 | by dmmhtsaSee all my reviews

Were it not for the fact that I had already read reviews, I would have been shocked by this movie, because it was not, in fact, a comedy. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It is neither light nor heavy, but rather the perfect balance.

It addressed the fact that there is no 'following your heart' or doing whatever feels right to you, without affecting other people. Mostly, there will be negative consequences/effects, but when you and the people around you open yourselves to truth, no matter how difficult, healing comes and eventually, a positive effect. I highly recommend this movie.


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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

My Old Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$124,680, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$4,013,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,606,667
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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