What's In A Name? (2013)
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In the film, slick real estate agent Vincent (French cinema superstar Patrick Bruel) is about to become a father. At a meeting with family and childhood friends he announces the name of his future son, but the scandalous moniker ignites a discussion that brings the group's past bubbling to the surface - with hilarious, dramatic, and altogether unbelievable results.
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Critic Reviews for What's In A Name?
This is frivolous verbal jousting elevated to a blood sport by people who are much more resilient than they let on.
What starts as an entertaining exposé of Parisian society eventually becomes exhausting.
Frequently delightful, full of ribald humor and compelling, intelligent debate.
An unborn's unlikely moniker is the simple but effective motor of What's in a Name?
A huge hit in France, the film's verbal thrust-and-parry is so fast you do spend too much time reading the flashing of subtitles than looking at the gesticulations and exaggerated expressions of the players. Bring on the Americanisation, please.
Four of the five characters are really unlikeable, and the effect is of being trapped in a small place with five hideous people yelling at you - it's crushing, oppressive and claustrophobic.
A comedy but only if you like blood sports. A screenplay that positively bristles with ... well, bristles, it's as savage as Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf or Carnage
A little joke becomes the catalyst for the unravelling of relationships in this jocular French comedy in which egos, political beliefs, sexual orientations and trusts are thrust like daggers
If I found any one of these five relatable, I wouldn't be wondering what to call my son, but rather inquiring into an operation that would make procreation an impossibility.
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