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Just Visiting (2001)



Critic Consensus: This remake of the French comedy Les Visiteurs ends up being a middling, forgettable effort -- not as good as the original.

Movie Info

Lots of people find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, but this comic fantasy takes that notion to a whole new level. Count Thibault of Malfete (Jean Reno) is a brave warrior and respected nobleman in 12th century France. Count Thibault has won the heart of the lovely Princess Rosalind (Christina Applegate) and has a loyal servant in the loyal but half-bright Andre (Christian Clavier). But Thibault's world is turned upside down when an aging wizard demonstrates a new potion that can allow people to travel though time. The concoction works a bit too well, and Thibault and Andre find themselves transported to the year 2000, landing in a museum in Chicago where relics of Thibault's reign are on display. Julia, a museum employee who bears a striking resemblance to Princess Rosalind, finds the visitors and becomes their unofficial guide to life in the Windy City at the dawn of the 21st century. Thibault soon discovers that the young woman is actually descended from his family, and he realizes he has to get back to the 12th century before his absence prevents Julia from existing. Andre also discovers that indentured servitude is no longer common in the 21st century, and he and Thibault have to adjust to the American notion of freedom and equal rights for all. Just Visiting is based on the popular French comedy Les Visiteurs; Jean Reno and Christian Clavier reprise their roles from the earlier film, and the director of the original version, Jean-Marie Poire, also helmed this remake; Clavier and Poire collaborated on the script, as they did for Les Visiteurs.more
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and crude humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier, John Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2001
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


Jean Reno
as Count Thibault
Christina Applegate
as Julia Malfete
Christian Clavier
as André le Pate
Matt Ross
as Hunter
Tara Reid
as Angelique
George Plimpton
as Dr. Brady
Bill Bailey
as Thibault's Father
Clare Welch
as Thibault's Mother
Kendra Torgan
as Thibault's Sister
Richard Bremmer
as King Henry
Lucy Blair
as Thibault's Sister No...
Robert Glenister
as Earl of Warwick
Janette Bickerton
as Screaming Peasant Wo...
Doug Barron
as Reed Sikes
Ross Gibby
as Museum Teacher
Clifford Barry
as Museum Guard
Eric Aviles
as Purse Snatcher
Tab Baker
as Cabbie
Roy Boutcher
as Maitre D'
Druann Carlson
as Elevator Wife
Emily Deamer
as Elevator Girl
Sophie Graham
as Elevator Girl No. 2
Beau Sapsford
as Little Boy in Elevat...
Helen Caro
as Screaming Woman
Lorenzo Clemons
as Squad Chief
Paul Connell
as Crime Scene Cop No. ...
Laura Cox
as Peasant Woman
William Dambra
as Policeman
Albena Dodeva
as Nightclub Waitress
Madeline Fishman
as Little Girl/Tammy
Danny Goldring
as Bartender
Jane Galloway Heitz
as Dinah the Drunk
Richard Burton Brown
as Irving the Drunk
Rich Komenich
as Sid the Drunk
Suzanne Petri
as Patsy the Drunk
Francesca Vetrano
as Nancy the Drunk
Matt Furlin
as Barfly No. 1
Chet Nichols
as Barfly No. 2
Martin Aistrope
as Barfly No. 3
Ellie Weingardt
as Barfly No. 4
Jordan Teplitz
as Barfly No. 5
Susan Murray
as Barfly No. 6
Michael Skewes
as Barfly No. 7
Frederick Husar
as Barfly No. 8
Matyelock Gibbs
as Rosalind's Nurse
Chris Gillespie
as Dancer at Restaurant
Crispin Harris
as Archbishop
Mike Houlihan
as Little Boy's Father
Michelle Hurst
as Pawnshop Broker
Alan Kopischke
as Crime Scene Cop No. ...
Alexis Loret
as Francois
Kevin McClarnon
as Police Sergeant
Eric Meyers
as Family Man
Daniel Miller
as Kid No. 1
Larry Neumann Jr.
as Hot Dog Vendor
Steve Owen
as Peasant Man
Donna Palmer
as Museum Curator
Molly Price
as Teacher
Amo Gulinello
as Teacher No. 2
Randall Paul
as Bathroom Man
Adam Shaw
as Kitchen Worker
Alan Shaw
as Giant Sheriff
Whitney Sneed
as Nightclub Woman
Anne Louise Zachry
as Young Woman No. 2
Robert Steinman
as Car Driver
Matthew Sussman
as Chic Salesman
Kevin Theis
as Cop O'Malley
Karen Vacarro
as Bystander No. 1
Naomi Young Armstron...
as Bystander No. 2
Rebekah Louise Smith
as Bystander No. 3
Lisa Dodson
as Bystander No. 4
Thomas McElroy
as Bystander No. 5
Felipe Camacho
as Bystander No. 6
James "Ike" Eichling
as Bystander No. 7
Anne Harris
as Bystander No. 8
Ruth Winblad
as Old Woman
Carl Wright
as Station Master
Cedric Young
as `Miller,' Museum Gua...
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Critic Reviews for Just Visiting

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (29)

Truly it is a peculiar curse upon the world, this high-concept joke that refuses to die.

Full Review… | April 23, 2001
Top Critic

Not only microwaves what is already four-day-old fish in Paris, but lets the original director, screenwriters, and stars do the reheating.

Full Review… | April 10, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Some of these gags are very funny, and it's a pleasure to see Reno as something other than a villain in an English language picture.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Curiously unfunny.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

It could be worth a visit to your local multiplex if this kind of frothy foolishness appeals to you.

April 6, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Time travel comedy with bathroom humor.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Just Visiting


Original was better.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


I loved this movie. Totally hilarious. Loved how the characters react to 21st century life style and brought with them their hilarious habits and way of life from the past. This movie is a must see!! We rented it and watched it five times in five days. Highly recommended for a great laugh! Andre is very funny and it is great to see him realize that he can be a free man and finally stand up for himself. It helps us realize how inhumane the treatment of "slaves" were in ancient history. Helps us realize how much we take for granted in the 21st century too. This movie is like a mix between Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail and Napoleon Dynamite, at least that is what type of satirical humor it reminds me of and I think both of those movies are absolutely hilarious as well, the kind that you like to watch again and again and find yourself quoting over and over and laughing. It was a great movie!!

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

Odd, and funny. It was okay to watch.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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