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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Audrey Tautou ... Irène
Gad Elmaleh ... Jean
Marie-Christine Adam Marie-Christine Adam ... Madeleine
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Jacques
Jacques Spiesser Jacques Spiesser ... Gilles
Annelise Hesme ... Agnès
Charlotte Vermeil Charlotte Vermeil ... Dame au chihuahua
Claudine Baschet Claudine Baschet ... Dame au dogue
Laurent Claret 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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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Priceless See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€11,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,308, 28 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,499,127, 16 December 2016
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During a French TV show, the actress and singer Marie Laforêt announced her participation in the film, but in the end, she did not appear in it. 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 Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Sort Me Out
Excerpt from the album "A Drop" by Winston McAnuff & the Bazbaz Orchestra
Composed by Alexis Slioussarenko and Written by Winston McAnuff
© 2005 Soundicate Editions
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subtle and developed
22 January 2008 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

With so much rubbish hitting screens across the world it's a breath of fresh air each time a film comes along that treats its audience with respect and acknowledges a level of intelligence and ability to pick up detail without banging us over the head with it. Priceless takes a simple idea that in other hands would have stayed at the simple level and develops layers and folds, shades of grey, as well as some straight up laughs.

Audrey Tautou does wonders with her character, making her lovable one minute and despicable the next but not so much that we hate her. I was amazed at the natural flow with which she delivered her performance. A slight facial expression speaking pages. If I wasn't a fan before, I am now.

Gad Elmaleh delivers a similar performance as he did in the valet, which works perfectly for this movie, luckily. He is really good at what he does, and for those that say he is unbelievable in the lead romantic role, I think he pulled out the charm quite convincingly at the right moments, which is exactly what the feel of the film required. These are not cartoon characters that we know are either good or bad, they're complex, just like real humans who some times we hate, and some times we love. Yay for quality cinema!!


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