Priceless

Priceless

DVD - 2008 | French
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Irene is with her elderly paramour, on the Riviera, to celebrate her birthday. When he falls asleep on her, she decides to slip down to the hotel bar. There, she mistakes barman Jean for a wealthy guest. He encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. The following year, the same thing happens. This time her lover finds out and disowns her. Knowing Jean is a barman of little means doesn't stop her from wanting to be with him. Jean soon finds himself in Irene's shoes with an older and worldly-wise Madeleine. Even though they both have paramours, the two keep in increasingly close touch.

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jimg2000
Apr 14, 2017

An amusing and adorable French comedy that love will get the better of you, even for gold diggers. No surprise that the top billing was the priceless fashion show of summer dresses, lingerie, bathing suits or birthday suit by Audrey Tautous in resort spots as Monte Carlo and Biarritz. Definitely not "Priceless 2017" film. Best quote: But charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty, but you can't resist charm.

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Old_Toto
Aug 15, 2015

Audrey Tautou is eye candy for me. Story and other actors were unexpected mediocrity.

145e Mar 26, 2015

The best movie Billy Wilder never made. An absolute joy to watch. Jennifer Aniston should be forced to watch this film over and over again until she stars in one with a fraction of the wit and charm in Priceless.

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Nursebob
Dec 20, 2014

A beautiful gold digger meets her match when she crosses paths with a charmingly inept hotel bartender in this fluffy romantic comedy set on the beautiful Cote d’Azur. Irene is growing tired of her current sugar daddy when she mistakes penniless Jean for a playboy millionaire. Thus begins a hilarious comedy of errors resulting in Irene being dumped and Jean being fired. A year later Irene, with another sugar daddy in tow, and Jean, now working as a waiter, again cross paths only this time she teaches him the fine art of sponging off others. It isn’t long before he’s snatched up by a wealthy widow.....but his heart still yearns for Irene. Smart, funny and very French.

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MerryMaker777
Aug 13, 2013

Oh what a wonderful movie. This frothy French confection (a sexy, sweet ode to mistaken identity, love, pain and love) is one of those movies I saw in the theaters several times. I took folks to see it (much like I did OSS-117 Cairo: Nest of Spies). Is it wacky? Yep. Is it unbelievable? Without a doubt. Is it unbelievably entertaining? Sure.

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BhamReader
Jun 16, 2013

This film has a unique story-line and which is enhanced by excellent actors. I've seen this film three times and will watch it again. It's just fun.

LaimaA Feb 03, 2013

This is the most adorable movie about gold diggers ever. It's fun, fluffy, and frothy. Audrey Tautou's gamine beauty and Gad Elmaleh's Buster Keaton-esque looks and timing sort of give this a classic vibe - a Breakfast at Tiffany's or a The Lady Eve vibe.

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tauseef365
Oct 02, 2012

awful predictable and disposable Hors de prix indeed.

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olenkag
Jun 05, 2012

This one is light movie and very easy on the eye. Great for relaxing evening, but no real depth. Preatty!

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SecretUnicorn
Jul 06, 2011

Nice movie, quite relaxed. Although, the ending leaves you wandering, what are they gonna do next? They have no money and no education and the youth doesn't last forever...Are they gonna be happy together anyway?

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jimg2000
Apr 14, 2017

Food for old gents:
Have you been told about the food for seniors?
-No.
The food for seniors is specially prepared for our older clients. There's nothing to chew. The food is mechanically chewed prior to serving, so that you may enjoy every kind of food, in spite of a disability of the jaw. I can offer you soup, pure and yogurt. And stewed fruit for dessert.
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Starting from a certain age, a little ginseng added to your tea improves blood circulation. And I've also heard of spectacular erections.
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Oh my goodness. A Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Do know how much it's worth?
-I can't even pronounce such an amount.
You had a slow start, but now you're rolling.
-All this is white gold. With diamonds all around. And there's a diamond on each number. And inside there are rubies and other stuff.
This isn't a watch. It's a treasure chest. What did you do to her?
- I gave her the silent treatment.

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jimg2000
Apr 14, 2017

Look how much you've drunk.
-Don't worry. These are little bottles.
You could have made an effort today.
-Don't argue with me, honey. I hate it when people tell me the truth.
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So what would you like?
-I don't know. Something that gives a feeling of joy.
For your birthday I suggest something with champagne. And that gets you drunk fast. Gets you drunk fast... -Then... A cocktail with champagne.
Excellent.
-Wonderful. I love to watch someone work. I'm always impressed by people who can do something. I can't do anything. Actually I can. I can make conversation.
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She has the money.
-So what? You have a soul. Youth. Charm. Make use of it.
Do you think I have charm? You say that to someone you don't find attractive.
-But charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty, but you can't resist charm.
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I love Italian food, because it's never pretentious. And we never expect anything out of the ordinary, so we're never disappointed.

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