What's In A Name? (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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Cast

Francoise Fabian
as Françoise
Yannis Lespert
as Pizza Delivery Person
Miren Pradier
as Infirmiere Bracelet
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Critic Reviews for What's In A Name?

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

This is frivolous verbal jousting elevated to a blood sport by people who are much more resilient than they let on.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

What starts as an entertaining exposé of Parisian society eventually becomes exhausting.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Frequently delightful, full of ribald humor and compelling, intelligent debate.

Full Review… | December 10, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

An unborn's unlikely moniker is the simple but effective motor of What's in a Name?

Full Review… | December 9, 2013
Variety
Top Critic

Merely a one-note roundelay of angry name-calling.

Full Review… | December 17, 2013
The Dissolve

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.

Full Review… | August 20, 2013

Audience Reviews for What's In A Name?

Even funnier than Roman Polanski's Carnage, this smart French comedy also adapted from a play boasts a dynamic direction that knows how to maintain its pace, focusing on a constant dialogue that is well written and hilarious - and lifted by a very sharp cast.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Another French dinner-with-friends comedy based on a play. It's no Dinner de Cons but it is not too far behind. Genuinely funny.

Olivier Pasco
Olivier Pasco
½

Perhaps the best laughs we've had at the theatre since the Intouchables, this delightful credible French close-knit childhood friend comedy highlights how those closest to us and know us best also have the potential to hit us hardest where it hurts, but In the vulnerability lies honesty and the potential for such hilarity!

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

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