The Chateau (2002)



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Movie Info

Two estranged American brothers inherit a French chateau from a long-lost relative, but their efforts to claim it are stymied by the mansion's crew of uncooperative servants. With no hope of paying off the chateau's enormous debt, the pair are forced to sell the chateau, leaving a bewildered staff resorting to desperate and hilarious measures to keep their home.

Rating: R (for strong language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jesse Peretz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2003
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Critic Reviews for The Chateau

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (20)

The new faces are interesting, but the old story isn't, especially when it starts to seem more improvised than scripted.

Full Review… | November 29, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Funny, even after it has run out of ideas.

Full Review… | October 4, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

It's a likeable piece and a prime audition reel for both Rudd and Malco.

September 13, 2002
Detroit News
Top Critic

A culture clash comedy only half as clever as it thinks it is.

Full Review… | September 13, 2002
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

A culture-clash comedy that, in addition to being very funny, captures some of the discomfort and embarrassment of being a bumbling American in Europe.

Full Review… | September 6, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Thanks to The Château's balance of whimsicality, narrative discipline and serious improvisation, almost every relationship and personality in the film yields surprises.

Full Review… | September 6, 2002
Seattle Times
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Audience Reviews for The Chateau


An ok movie that is entertaining and funny at times and then just boring at other.

James Alvarez

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