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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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.

December 12, 2013 | Full Review…

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

December 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

December 10, 2013 | Full Review…

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

December 9, 2013 | Full Review…

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

December 17, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for What's In A Name?

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

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