What's in a name?

What's in a name?

Le prénom

DVD - 2012 | French
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Vincent, a successful forty-something, is about to become a father for the first time. He is invited to dinner at the apartment of his sister, Elisabeth, and brother-in-law, Pierre, where he catches up with his childhood friend, Claude. Whilst waiting for Anna, his younger spouse, his fellow guests happily bombard him with questions on his fast approaching fatherhood, but when his hosts ask Vincent what name he has chosen for his future offspring, his response plunges the family into chaos.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Chapter 2 : distributed by First Run Features, c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD FRE FIC WHA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Prénom

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KennyBania
Nov 26, 2018

Despite all the comments praising the movie, I found it to be incredibly tedious and dull. The first sign of the monotony to come was the unending voiceover that started at the beginning and seemed to never end. I gave it an hour then cashed it in.

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LarryStonebridge
Feb 21, 2018

Outstanding film! Great script, superior cast and acting! Very insightful film!

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calvoer
Dec 28, 2015

While it has its witty moments, this is not what I would call a comedy, but more of a drama, a screaming match between friends as they cruelly expose each other to ridicule. Perhaps it appeals to the French sense of humor. Also detected a subtext about tensions in current French society but couldn't fully get that part.

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wiredonjava
Jul 04, 2015

Engaging subtitles and entertaining group dynamics.

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ms_mustard
May 27, 2015

I am not a fan of pranks designed to make others look foolish so the first half of this movie didn't amuse me. I was more taken by Claude's secret and Babou's truth-telling in the second half of the movie, although the prankster persisted almost to the end. the secrets and allegations were more amusing than the prank.

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Loravika
Sep 25, 2014

Marvelous! Incredibly funny as a French movie can be. And at the same time it shows that everyone has his own secrets.
If you like French cinematography you will love this movie.
Just don't watch the trailer - it's gives wrong idea about this movie....

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genepy
Aug 12, 2014

Sarcasm and black humor at their best.
A fast paced movie, biting at times with incredibly witty retorts and quid pro quos. Makes you think twice about choosing the right first name for your kid! French actor Patrick Bruel is excellent.

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MGallagher
Dec 19, 2013

Ce film est excellent, comique et dramatique à la fois. Le jeu des acteurs est exceptionnel et il n'y a jamais un moment de longueur. Je le recommande à tous.

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Loravika
Sep 25, 2014

Loravika thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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