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  • Summary: Jean, a shy young bartender, is mistaken for a millionaire by a beautiful, scheming opportunist named Irene. When Irene discovers his true identity, she abandons him, only to find that love-struck Jean has no intention of letting her get away. Jean's comical attempts to gain her affectionsJean, a shy young bartender, is mistaken for a millionaire by a beautiful, scheming opportunist named Irene. When Irene discovers his true identity, she abandons him, only to find that love-struck Jean has no intention of letting her get away. Jean's comical attempts to gain her affections gradually evolve into setting himself up as a gigolo at a luxury hotel, until Irene finally starts to warm to her persistent, persuasive suitor. Against the wildly atmospheric backdrop of the south of France, Pierre Salvadori directs this sexy and thoroughly charming romantic comedy, which is a fresh reimagining of the cinema classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. (Samuel Goldwyn Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    88
    The lovely Audrey Tautou and sad-eyed Gad Elmaleh are perfectly cast as a gold digger and the poor sap who loves her, but the real star of Pierre Salvadori's larky, Lubitsch-esque farce is France's impossibly chic Cote d'Azure.
  2. 83
    It's a fun and attractive ride.
  3. A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing, or so the saying goes, but the unadulterated joy Irène takes in throwing open the closet door to show Jean how this gold digging is done is positively infectious.
  4. The comedy, which verges on farce from time to time, also has the smilingly cynical approach to romance that we identify with the French.
  5. Salvadori's homage is a bittersweet, funny, sporadically charming and consistently entertaining love story between two "kept" people.
  6. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    70
    Priceless begins as standard, unconvincing, assembly-line French farce and ends as a cop-out, feel-good rom-com. In between, it develops into something considerably more interesting.
  7. 50
    Priceless provides lightweight, predictable entertainment that will make you yearn for the Tatou of yesteryear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. SM
    Dec 31, 2008
    10
    Absolutely worth to watch. Actings are excellent. Fantastic movie.
  2. ChadS.
    Aug 4, 2008
    9
    The gold digger forgets the rules of the game. Love may be priceless, but the price you pay for love is your life. Nevertheless, the gold The gold digger forgets the rules of the game. Love may be priceless, but the price you pay for love is your life. Nevertheless, the gold digger relents, the gold digger runs, to undo the damage she abetted when she taught a dopey bartender the ways of a kept man. Trouble is, her pupil Jean(Gad Elmaleh) becomes so practiced, he's practically a lothario when she bangs on the door of his hotel room. Jean develops a taste for the good life at the same time that the good life loses its flavor for Irene(Audrey Tautou). That's why she runs. Irene needs to stop Jean before he loses his scruples. Tone, obviously, is everything for a film like "Hors de prix", in which its two leads behave badly. It's a delicate matter when Jean dumps his benefactor. He's not the same man we were rooting for in the middle of the movie, when the lowly bartender was wooing Irene, by allowing himself to be wooed by money. Their courtship is based on being co-conspirators. Now they have something in common. Now Irene starts to respect Jean. "Hors de prix" tries to pretend otherwise, but the finished product resembles a cad. Madeleine(Marie-Christine Adam) deserved better, even Agnes(Annelise Hesme), who like Irene, would serve herself on a silver platter to the highest bidder. By the end of "Hors de prix", the tables have turned. Arguably, Irene now loves Jean more than Jean loves Irene. But that's the French for you; a wicked lot, when it comes to love. American romantic comedies are never this complicated, never this amoral, or hillarious. Expand
  3. May 13, 2013
    9
    spending ur life tryn to find how to fall in love,go for dis movie.It'll, wid love sweep one n all off thr feet..awsum movie,grtspending ur life tryn to find how to fall in love,go for dis movie.It'll, wid love sweep one n all off thr feet..awsum movie,grt cast..innocent class..thumbs UP!! Expand
  4. JamesP.
    Mar 29, 2008
    7
    Priceless certainly won't change your life, it's not even at all original, but the script is sharp and the leads are engaging. Priceless certainly won't change your life, it's not even at all original, but the script is sharp and the leads are engaging. Tatou even manages to imbue the otherwise reprehensible Irene with sufficient vulnerability to make us cheer her most outrageous scams. Expand
  5. JonBoy
    Jun 23, 2008
    6
    Ooooh, a French film. With Audrey Tatou in it. In French. With more than a wiff of Audrey Hepburn about it? You can almost hear a collective Ooooh, a French film. With Audrey Tatou in it. In French. With more than a wiff of Audrey Hepburn about it? You can almost hear a collective critical underwear moistening sigh of delight before the opening credits have finished. However, like the setting in real life, its all style over substance. I found Tatou's character thoroughly dislikable, despite the doe eyed actress' charms being turned up to near face-melting. Her single minded, self centered materialism combined with a cold hearted attempt to ruin her besotted chap left me cold and rather hoping that Elmaleh's well played nervous barman would hook up with the other woman instead. Still, it was diverting enough, and had a bit of wry humour thrown in to draw a few laughs. As a critic above has noted, its always the stunning locations that steal the show. Expand
  6. nhom
    Apr 19, 2008
    6
    Cute date movie. Although there is humor, film as an underbelly of reality to it of loneliness, aging, and longing. Shots of Biarritz is as Cute date movie. Although there is humor, film as an underbelly of reality to it of loneliness, aging, and longing. Shots of Biarritz is as beautiful as ever. Makes you appreciate the Euros even more. Expand
  7. PaulS.
    Dec 24, 2008
    1
    If you enjoy movies about unlikeable frenchies forming amoral relationships and doing boring, unfunny things - this is your film. If you enjoy movies about unlikeable frenchies forming amoral relationships and doing boring, unfunny things - this is your film. Alternately, if you found Tatou simply too sweet in Amelie, watch this immediately afterwards as an antidote. Expand

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