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%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's no froth like French froth. And few French-froth-purveyors are as adept as Pierre Salvadori."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Priceless is as shallow as its characters."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"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
"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
"[A] gruesomely unfunny and tacky comedy-farce."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The outcome is as predictable as a high summer electric bill, but chemistry and charm go a long way."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"[Tautou] makes this sometimes creaky, comic creation work better than it should."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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