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My Old Lady (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 November 2014 (UK)
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An American inherits an apartment in Paris that comes with an unexpected resident.

Director:

Israel Horovitz

Writers:

Israel Horovitz (written for the screen by), Israel Horovitz (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Mathias Gold
Michel Burstin Michel Burstin ... Rabbi on Bicycle
Elie Wajeman Elie Wajeman ... Man at Gate
Maggie Smith ... Mathilde Girard
Raphaële Moutier Raphaële Moutier ... Woman on Bicycle
Sophie Touitou Sophie Touitou ... Female Opera Singer
Dominique Pinon ... Auguste Lefebvre
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Chloé Girard
Christian Rauth Christian Rauth ... Furniture Dealer
Delphine Lanson Delphine Lanson ... Femme de Ménage
Noémie Lvovsky ... Dr. Florence Horowitz
Stéphane De Groodt ... Philippe
Jean-Christophe Allais Jean-Christophe Allais ... Jean-Christophe
Jocelyne Vignon Jocelyne Vignon ... Chef
Nathalie Bernas Nathalie Bernas ... Younger Kissing Couple
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Storyline

Mathias, a penniless fifty-odd-year-old New Yorker, lands in Paris. Both cynical and at the end of his tether, he looks forward to selling the mansion house his late father owned in the Marais district. But what he finds out there just appalls him: his secretive dad had never told him he had acquired the property as a life lease, a typically French custom he never heard of. As a consequence, not only will poor Mathias be unable to sell the house into cash (at least as long as Mathilde stays alive) but he will have to pay the old lady a pension into the bargain...! Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines:

He's in the will. She's in the way.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi vieja y querida dama See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$124,680, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$4,013,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,606,667
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First appeared as a play by Israel Horovitz which premiered in 1996 at the Gloucester Stage Co., founded by Horovitz in East Gloucester, MA. See more »

Goofs

Lefebvre says he bought his boat with a viager and that he was lucky because the owner died six days later. Under French law the seller must live for at least 20 days after the contracts are signed. See more »

Quotes

Mathilde Girard: Precision is the key to a long life.
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the credits, Mathias reveals his final decision on what he will do with the apartment and why. Additionally, after the end credits Mathias asks LeFebvre where he learned to speak English. See more »

Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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I'm Not Impressed
Written by Paul Mehling
Performed by the Hot Club of San Francisco
Courtesy of HCSF Records
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Gentle drama with some stunning performances
13 December 2014 | by raspberry-blowerSee all my reviews

The plot is unusual to a point and interesting. The main characters are flawless and there are some auxiliary ones that are also quite memorable. I thoroughly enjoyed the tad sentimental and contrived story, the relatively quick build up set the scene quickly, and after that the layers got peeled away revealing new story lines, making the entire film very enjoyable for the whole of its duration. However, this website forces one to make the review last more than ten lines of text which is ridiculous. If there is nothing more to say, it is surely better to keep it short and sweet than to carry on churning words for the sake of it. IMDb should urgently consider changing this silly rule.


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