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Prête-moi ta main (2006)

At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family ... See full summary »

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Luis Costa
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Emma
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Geneviève Costa
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Francis Bertoff
Grégoire Oestermann ...
Pierre-Yves
Véronique Barrault ...
Catherine
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Carole
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Luce Mouchel ...
Marie
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Françoise Messier-Lalande
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Kirsten Hansen
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Francine Lebrun
Alix de Konopka ...
Sandrine Philippi ex-Bourrague
Eric Debrosse ...
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At 43, Luis is a confirmed bachelor, happy with one night stands, a success as a creator of perfumes. He has one problem: his mother and five sisters, who form an intimidating family council, want him married. Luis contrives to hire a woman to pose as a fiancée who will jilt him at the altar, leaving him disconsolate, with an excuse not to marry. He hires Emma, the sister of a colleague. She restores antique furniture and wants to adopt a child from Brazil. Things go too well: when Emma doesn't show up at the wedding, Luis's mother requires hospitalization; only Emma can bring her out of her swoon. It's time for a new plan that involves more tangled webs. And the child? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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How to Get Married and Stay Single.

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1 November 2006 (France)  »

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Budget:

€8,900,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,057,369, 25 October 2009
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In the scene where Emmanuelle is in the kitchen with Luis' sisters cutting the coriander, one of them corrects the way she is wearing her dress. They adjust it so it becomes off the shoulder on one side. The scene cuts to Luis and as soon as it cuts back her dress is back to being on both shoulders. See more »

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Spoofed in Donne-moi ton cul (2006) See more »

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Don't Let me Pass You By
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Performed by Café Del Mar
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Much Ado About Something?
12 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Alain Chabat claims this movie as his original idea but the theme of reluctant lovers who finally get it together is as old, if not older, than Shakespeare.

Chabat is a "vieux garcon", happily single and not wanting any member of the opposite sex to disturb his life. He has a problem, 5 sisters and a matriarchal mum - the G7 - who decide he should be married. Enter the delightful, charming Charlotte Gainsbourg and what should be a simple plan. Charlotte has to pose as Chabat's girlfriend and then simply not turn up on the day of the wedding. No more talk of marriage from the G7. Of course the best laid plans have a habit of spiralling out of control.

There are very strong supporting roles from Lafont as the mother and Osterman as the tight-fisted brother of Gainsbourg.

There are some fantastic scenes as first Charlotte has to charm, then revolt the family. French farce with an English.


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