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The Chateau (2002)

The Chateau (2002)

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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.

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Cast

Paul Rudd
as Graham Granville
Romany Malco
as Allen Granville
Sylvie Testud
as Isabelle
Nathalie Jouen
as Real Estate Agent
Marie Girard
as Blonde Girl
Estelle Sobelman
as Estelle Kirsner
James Lyons
as Buyer 1
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Critic Reviews for The Chateau

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (17)

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

November 29, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Funny, even after it has run out of ideas.

October 4, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

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

September 13, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

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

September 13, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 6, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

September 6, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4

Audience Reviews for The Chateau

½

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

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