Graham Granville (Paul Rudd) and adopted black bro Rex (Romany Malco) arrive in a small French village, having been notified that they are the inheritors, by lineage, of a French chateau [!]. Debts are huge, they discover, and pragmatic businessman Rex decides to sell the place. The loyal staff, of course, have their reasons for not wanting to leave, and thwart his plans. Graham gets nervous all over the place, phoning his therapist nightly, while Rex falls for one of the maids. The ending is slightly confusing: it's either pro-tradition or anti-French. Either way, it's surprisingly and refreshingly unprogressive.
Though the plot is stale, it's a nice comic outing for all involved. Shot in 13 days, the film carries a sense of freshness due to the stellar delivery of all the lines, cliches included. Even the romantic passages occur smoothly, not disturbing the viewer's pleasure. Also, watch a drunken Paul Rudd tell off those "faggy froggy frogs." It's slight, trivial, but undeniably funny, getting unexpected mileage out of old gags and situations. Worth a look.
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