You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Tuche Family

A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer "The Tuche Family."

With:
With: Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Claire Nadeau, Theo Fernandez, Sarah Stern, Pierre Lottin, Fadila Belkebla, David Kammenos, Sami Outalbali, Karina Testa, Philippe Lefebvre, Guy Lecluyse, Hugo Brunswick, Kad Merad.

A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable sentiments. Fittingly for a film that includes a protag obsessed with the Monegasque Princely Family, pic went out in France July 1, the day of Prince Albert’s wedding. Though it sold 1.4 million tickets locally, offshore chances look less rosy.

The proudly plebeian Tuches — the surname’s a pun on “tous,” as in everyone or Everyman — are headed by frizzy-haired, happily jobless paterfamilias Jeff (Jean-Paul Rouve) and his Rubenesque wife, Cathy (Isabelle Nanty), who idolizes Princess Stephanie and everything Monaco. When they win €100 million, they move from their provincial backwater to the principality, where their lack of style and manners is as conspicuous as their newfound fortune. Sitcomish situations are mostly predictable, with the solid ensemble working overtime to ensure laughs keep coming. French Riviera locations sub decently for Monaco.

The Tuche Family

France

Production: A Pathe Distribution release of a Pathe, Eskwad production, in association with Serenity Films, TF1 Films Prod., with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinecinema, TF1. (International sales: Pathe Intl., Paris.) Produced by Richard Grandpierre. Directed by Olivier Baroux. Screenplay, Philippe Mechelen, Chantal Lauby, Baroux, based on a screenplay by Mechelen.

Crew: Camera (color, widescreen), Arnaud Stefani; editors, Richard Marizy, Florent Vassault; production designer, Perrine Barre; costume designer, Sandra Gutierrez. Reviewed at Cine Cite Bercy, Paris, July 28, 2011. Running time: 93 MIN.

With: With: Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Nanty, Claire Nadeau, Theo Fernandez, Sarah Stern, Pierre Lottin, Fadila Belkebla, David Kammenos, Sami Outalbali, Karina Testa, Philippe Lefebvre, Guy Lecluyse, Hugo Brunswick, Kad Merad.

More Film

  • Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite

    Virtual Reality Conference Promises to Ignite Singapore Media Festival

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

  • SGIFF: Anup Singh Readies Third Film

    Singapore: ‘Scorpions’ Director Readies Third Film With Irrfan Khan (EXCLUSIVE) 

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

  • Canal Plus

    Canal Plus Orders Thomas Lilti's 'Hippocrate' Medical Series

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

  • 'Call Me by Your Name' Costumes,

    Luca Guadagnino Relied on a Pair of Longtime Friends for 'Call Me by Your Name' Decor, Costumes

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

  • A Profile of Argentine Fantasy Genre

    Mar del Plata: Argentina on the Rise -- Demián Rugna

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

  • Coco Trailer

    'Coco' Stuffing 'Justice League' at Thanksgiving Box Office

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

  • Saoirse Ronan Greta Gerwig Playback Podcast

    Playback: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan on 'Lady Bird' and Coming of Age

    A lottery win allows a clan of unemployed, not particularly refined French yokels to move from the litter-strewn sticks to uber-chic Monaco in Gallic laffer “The Tuche Family.” Latest mainstream success from helmer Olivier Baroux (“The Italian,” “Safari”) again marries an unoriginal conceit and assembly-line gags with shiny production values, broad-brushstroke storytelling and easily recognizable […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content