• Released
  • August 9, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Comedy
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If anyone steals the movie, though, it's Sylvie Testud, who never lets on whether the sexy French country maid she's playing is mournfully obtuse or embodies the wisdom of the ages.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A goofy combination of screwball farce and Dogma-style verite grit and gloom.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
No one here is prodding you to laugh. It just happens.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A culture-clash comedy that, in addition to being very funny, captures some of the discomfort and embarrassment of being a bumbling American in Europe.
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Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
Unlikely but winning farce.
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Austin Chronicle

By Sarah Hepola
An admirable little film, a funny and familiar depiction of Americans traveling abroad, strangers to each other and themselves.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Rudd delivers the best bad Franglais since Inspector Clouseau.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
Barely substantial enough for a feature but just light and tasty enough to satisfy.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Limps along on a squirm-inducing fish-out-of-water formula that goes nowhere and goes there very, very slowly.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Director Jesse Peretz, onetime bassist for The Lemonheads, cut his teeth on music videos and appears to have embraced the austere aesthetics of Dogme 95 filmmakers without comprehending that an interesting story and well-developed characters are supposed to be part of the package.
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54 out of 100
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