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What's in a Name? (2012)

Le prénom (original title)
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.
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Credited cast:
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Vincent
Valérie Benguigui ...
Élisabeth
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Pierre
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Claude (as Guillaume de Tonquedec)
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Anna
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Françoise
Yaniss Lespert ...
Livreur pizza
Miren Pradier ...
Infirmière bracelet
Alexis Leprisé ...
Apollin (as Alexis Leprise)
Juliette Levant ...
Myrtille
Bernard Murat ...
L'obstétricien
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Fanny Thiennot ...
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Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.

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Trivia

Francis Heaulme, mentioned by Pierre when discussing names that should be not used, is a French serial killer, nicknamed the "Criminal Backpacker". He is suspected of dozens of murders across France, either by himself or with various partners. See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) Claude turns down the volume of the stereo, but he is turning on the wrong wheel - it's not the amplifier but the cassette recorder. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits only the first names of the actors, producers, directors... are written. See more »

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Music by Jérôme Rebotier
Lyrics by Debra Reynolds and Jérôme Rebotier
Performed by Pascale Salkin, Sacha Crépin, Debra Reynolds, Edgar Novak and Jérôme Rebotier
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Better than expected.
29 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Usually not a big fan of french movies, but this one was surprisingly good. It didn't bore for a single second and yes, there was sharp dialog (even in dubbed version) but it was funny and not to the point where one had to cover one's ears. And another plus, unlike Carnage, it did not feature a puking which was a major bonus points earner. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and think the actors did a great job. They felt real enough that this could have actually happened at a dinner party back at my own home. It also had a nice twist that I didn't see coming and don 't want to spoil for anyone. Just this much, things are not always what they seem to be. Yep, that about covers it.

A well worthy ticket for an enjoyable popcorn movie night. (8/10)


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