What's In A Name? (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

What's In A Name?2013

What's In A Name? (2013)

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In the film, slick real estate agent Vincent (French cinema superstar Patrick Bruel) is about to become a father. At a meeting with family and childhood friends he announces the name of his future son, but the scandalous moniker ignites a discussion that brings the group's past bubbling to the surface - with hilarious, dramatic, and altogether unbelievable results.

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Cast

Francoise Fabian
as Françoise
Yannis Lespert
as Pizza Delivery Person
Miren Pradier
as Infirmiere Bracelet
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Critic Reviews for What's In A Name?

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Merely a one-note roundelay of angry name-calling.

December 17, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

This is frivolous verbal jousting elevated to a blood sport by people who are much more resilient than they let on.

December 12, 2013 | Full Review…

What starts as an entertaining exposé of Parisian society eventually becomes exhausting.

December 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Frequently delightful, full of ribald humor and compelling, intelligent debate.

December 10, 2013

An unborn's unlikely moniker is the simple but effective motor of What's in a Name?

December 9, 2013 | Full Review…

The film manages to avoid feeling like a play on film, but its likeness to other, superior films dealing with similar familial unrest around the dinner table lends it a rather tired air.

August 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for What's In A Name?

Even funnier than Roman Polanski's Carnage, this smart French comedy (also adapted from a play) is lifted by a very sharp cast and has a dynamic direction that knows how to maintain a good pace, focusing mostly on a well-written dialogue that is so hilarious.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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