Hors de Prix (Priceless)
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A woman who has never had much trouble choosing between love or money tries to teach a man the tricks of the trade in this sly romantic comedy. Irène (Audrey Tautou) is an attractive thirtysomething woman who lives a comfortable life by taking up with older and very wealthy men. Irène is serving as arm candy for Jacques (Vernon Dobtcheff), who is twice her age and quite rich; Jacques takes Irène on a vacation to a resort in the French Riviera for her birthday, where she meets Jean (Gad Elmaleh), a handsome bartender at the hotel who works a variety of odd jobs to keep himself afloat. While… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"A pleasant little piece of puffy French pastry reminiscent of many other pleasant little pieces of puffy French pastry."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Pierre Salvadori's delightful comedy, picturesquely set in a series of posh hotels on the French Riviera, throws together two terrific comic actors and an irresistible premise."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Pierre Salvadori's deceptively sunny romantic comedy insinuates its point of view steadily, amidst great glamour and breeziness, only to reveal itself as a meditation on, dare we say it, capitalism."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"There's no froth like French froth. And few French-froth-purveyors are as adept as Pierre Salvadori."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"The outcome is as predictable as a high summer electric bill, but chemistry and charm go a long way."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Priceless is a Hollywood remake waiting to happen. It's almost guaranteed."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"The outcome is never much in doubt, but Salvadori artfully choreographs the endless table turning, and the Moroccan-born Elmaleh capitalizes on his striking resemblance to Buster Keaton with a similarly comic composure."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Priceless is as shallow as its characters."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"A supremely satisfying confection -- a French romantic comedy of the sort that ends with you standing outside the theatre with a dopey grin on your face."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A sly, slick comment on the anxieties of sex and status, not to mention the true perils of the service industry."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
"Bittersweet comedy's perfectly chosen multigenerational cast ably demonstrates that if money can't buy love, it sure can purchase lots of obsequious service from four-star hotel staffers and costly goodies from laughably pricey boutiques."
‑ Lisa Nesselson, Variety
"The appealing actors make up for the fact that they're portraying prostitutes. They are putting their bodies up for sale, but saving their hearts for true love. After all, that's the only thing that's priceless."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[A] gruesomely unfunny and tacky comedy-farce."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"Hugely enjoyable, utterly charming French romcom with a terrific script and fantastic performances from its two leads."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"... slight and sweet as a meringue"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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