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My Wife Maurice (2002)

Cast: Alice Evans, Alice Evans, Regis Laspales, more...
Director: Jean-Marie Poire, Jean-Marie Poire
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: TLA Releasing
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, France
Running Time: 105 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
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In this broad farce from French director Jean-Marie Poire, a Parisian must scramble to save his house, marriage and livelihood -- all having been threatened as a result of his own dishonesty. Georges' (Philippe Chevallier) troubles began while vacationing in Italy with his hot young mistress Emmanuelle (Alice Evans) when she discovered he has a wife and his only source of income is an allowance from his mother-in-law (Stephane Audran) -- both facts Georges had gone out of his way to conceal. With the trip ruined, the pair returns home to Paris where Georges discovers his mother-in-law's intentions of selling the swanky apartment he and his wife live in. Soon, the adulterous Frenchman must fend off prospective buyers, a very vindictive Emmanuelle and her freakishly virile and extremely jealous boyfriend (Gotz Otto) -- with the unexpected assistance of Maurice (Regis Laspales), a man he ran into on the street. ~ Ryan Shriver, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

No no no no no no no.... by talltale December 21, 2004 - 1:06 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Think of the worst excuse for a comedy that you've ever seen: teenage imbeciles cavorting to beat the band but not provoking a single smile; National Lampoon in its utterly bereft, final stages; Adam Sandler redux and re-run till eternity. Now think French. Now think MY WIFE MAURICE. You got it.

I never imagined a comedy from any European country could be this bad, but "nadir" has perhaps been forever redefined. Wait: there are pretty shots of Venice at the beginning; the Paris apartment is to-die-for (with views that are non-pareil); and there's Stephane Audran, one of the great women of French cinema (who's still living). There's also a director, Jean-Marie Poire who made "Les Visiteurs"--that funny and smart French time-travel farce. Ok, Ok, let's backtrack and call this one simply a whopper of a mistake.

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