JUST VISITING
It causes the audience to look at things in a fresh way and wonder how well we would transplant in a strange and bizarre situation.
-REVIEW BY BETTY HAMM

JUST VISITING
(2001)


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Click to enlargeDirected by Jean-Marie Gaubert and Jean-Marie Poir?
1993 screenplay Les Visiteurs: Christian Clavier and Jean-Marie Poir?
Screenplay: Christian Clavier, Jean-Marie Poir?, & John Hughes

Jean Reno .... Count Thibault
Christian Clavier .... Andr?
Christina Applegate .... Rosalind/Julia
Matt Ross .... Hunter
Tara Reid .... Angelique
Click to enlargeBridgette Wilson .... Amber
John Aylward .... Byron
George Plimpton .... Dr. Brady
Malcolm McDowell .... Wizard
Sarah Badel .... Queen
Bill Bailey .... Thibault's Father
Clare Welch .... Thibault's Mother
Kendra Torgan .... Thibault's Sister
Lucy Blair .... Thibault's Sister #2
Richard Bremmer .... King Henry

Click to enlargeProduced by John Alan Amicarella (associate producer), Christian Clavier (associate producer), Richard Hashimoto (executive producer), Patrice Ledoux (producer), Ricardo Mestres (producer), Jean-Marie Poir? (associate producer)
Original music by John Powell
Additional music by James McKee Smith and Geoff Zanelli
Cinematography by Ueli Steiger
Film Editing by Michael A. Stevenson

Rated PG13

They're not just from another time,
they're from France.
Click to enlargeSTUDIO SYNOPSIS:
"Just Visiting" is an American retelling of the 1993 French comedy blockbuster "Les Visiteurs," in which stars Jean Reno and Christian Clavier reprise their popular roles for original director Jean-Marie Gaubert. In the film, a French nobleman, Count Thibault of Malfete (JEAN RENO, right), and his servant Andr? (CHRISTIAN CLAVIER, left) find themselves in modern-day Chicago, transported from the 12th century due to a wizard's flawed time-travel potion. Confused, lost, and overwhelmed, they meet Thibault's descendant Julia Malfete (CHRISTINA APPLEGATE) and her scheming fianc?, Hunter (MATTHEW ROSS). Thibault and Andr? soon realize they must quickly find a way back to their own time ? otherwise Julia and all of Thibault's lineage will never exist. With their timeless values of honor and courage, Thibault and Andr? wreak hilarious havoc as they foil diabolical plots in both the 12th and 21st centuries.

Do You Need A Dragon Taken Down To Size?

REVIEW BY BETTY HAMM
bhamm@efcn.org
Arts Director
Evangelical Free Church

Click to enlargeClick to enlargeDo You Need A Dragon Taken Down To Size? This film is an American remake of a French film also with Jean Reno and Christian Clavier.
Click to enlargeIt is the tale of an 11th-century French knight and his squire who are accidentally transported to modern America by a wizard.
Click to enlargeClick to enlargeI thoroughly enjoyed watching these two explore our time. Their reactions to the mundane are funny and surprising.
Click to enlargeClick to enlargeIt causes the audience to look at things in a fresh way and wonder how well we would survive being transplanted into a strange and bizarre situation.
Click to enlargeClick to enlargeGreat themes of courage and honor are brought out in the story.
Click to enlargeThe fast-talking, out for themselves modern person pales considerably next to the French nobleman who lives by a code of honor.
Click to enlargeClick to enlargeWe also see strong themes of freedom and respect.
Click to enlargeThe squire shows us that the job does not make the man, the heart does. The knight clearly shows that love does not abuse or use the person they say they love. This film shows that a slayer of dragons with a heart that loves can succeed in any age.
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