5.7/10
3,373
10 user 28 critic

Family is Family (2018)

La ch'tite famille (original title)
Trailer
2:06 | Trailer
Valentin D is a hot designer architect who claims to be an orphan because he is too ashamed to admit he is the son of working-class scrap metal merchants from the north of France.

Director:

Dany Boon

Writers:

Dany Boon (screenplay), Sarah Kaminsky (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dany Boon ... Valentin Duquenne
Line Renaud ... Maman Duquenne
Laurence Arné ... Constance Brandt
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Louloute
Guy Lecluyse Guy Lecluyse ... Gustave
François Berléand ... Alexander, le père de Constance
Pierre Richard ... Jacques Duquenne
Juliane Lepoureau Juliane Lepoureau ... Britney
Stéphane Pezerat Stéphane Pezerat ... L'orthophoniste
Aladin Reibel Aladin Reibel ... Professeur Rosenberg (as Eric Aladin Reibel)
Thomas Vandenberghe Thomas Vandenberghe ... Le paparazzi (as Thomas VDB)
Dan Cohen Dan Cohen ... Fernando Alvarez
Judi Beecher ... Kate Fischer
Antonia de Rendinger Antonia de Rendinger ... Madame de Cléry
Ludovic Pinette Ludovic Pinette ... Avocat Alexander
Edit

Storyline

Valentin D is a hot designer architect who claims to be an orphan because he is too ashamed to admit he is the son of working-class scrap metal merchants from the north of France.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second time Line Renaud plays Dany Boon's mother. She also did in Welcome to the Sticks (2008), ten years earlier. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Que je t'aime (Que j'te ker)
Written by Lucien Thibaut and Jean Renard
Performed by Pierre Richard
See more »

User Reviews

 
Comedie a l'americaine
7 June 2018 | by amaboko123See all my reviews

A nice, funny movie, full of laughter, with a moralizing tone like in 80's American movies. It takes an accident for the designer to become aware of his fake and artificial life. Curiously they are all chits in real life also! So they speak it really well, even if it is a peasant-like, primitive dialect that scratches the ears. Pierre Richard was really good, Dany Boon as usual, nothing exceptional and the rest pretty poor, but fitting in this superficial comedy, about a rich man that has forgotten his roots. Maybe those roots are not so great, maybe he wanted to become someone else and despised his little provincial town, like a lot of us. Maybe he really felt ashamed of his family, like a lot of us feel too. The real problems are not deal with in mainstream movies. So in the end we get the educated girl speak the grotesque dialect of Nord and associate the Bolero with an Ajax commercial and not Carmen of Bizet. The ending with Richard memorable scene singing his love in "chti"(Je te quere!!- sic!) is quite nice, even if I personally hate those American-like public love declarations. The melody though would certainly be more successful, than the sorry bunch the French presented at Eurovision in the last 20 years.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

28 February 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Family is Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,954,866
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed