A lowly hotel waiter in Nice (Gad Elmaleh, the French Steve Carell) falls for a glamorous escort (Audrey Tautou, never cuter) but cant afford to keep her, so he becomes a gigolo. Just beneath the obvious mistaken-identity laughs of this deceptively light romantic comedy is filmmaker Pierre Salvadoris stealthy examination of money, ownership, prostitution, expensive jewelry, and other foibles of the French Riviera. Luxury-class character support by actors Marie-Christine Adam and Vernon Dobtcheff. A truly double-edged date movie (104 min.).
Director: Pierre Salvadori
Writer: BenoÃ®t Graffin and Pierre Salvadori
Producer: Philippe Martin
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Marie-Christine Adam, Vernon Dobtcheff, Jacques Spiesser, Didier Brice, Annelise Hesme, Jean-Michel Lahmi and Blandine PÃ©lissier