Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Delusions of Grandeur|
Actors: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert, Alberto de Mendoza
Director: Gérard Oury
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: E1 Entertainment Release Date: 11/07/2006
Funny - but not as funny as Rabbi Jacob or the Gendarme Seri
Ardeal | Atlanta, GA United States | 05/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The main reason I bought this DVD is Louis De Funes. He's always funny and refreshing. He's a type of '70s European Jim Carey who knows how to use his facial expression to achieve maximum success in his comedies. The plot is relatively simple - A finance minister in 16th-17th century Spain loses his position and tries to win it back by taking revenge on those who are responsible for this. His plan may work better than expected in some areas...
Video Quality is quite good and it is an anamorphic widescreen format. One of the few Louis de Funes DVD-s available in the US. Keep them coming...
I still love it!
S.B.R | 03/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up watching all of the Louis de Funes movies. I had watched this particular one just a few years ago and although I didn't remember the entire plot, I remembered I had still liked it. I was not disappointed. I laughed from beginning to end. There are so many priceless witty lines. Some might find the story goofy but it is meant as pure entertainment. Of course much is lost through translation and the subtitles sometimes did no do justice to the original script. But my husband who is not fluent in French liked it too. Louis de Funes is such a "physical" actor: you just look at him and you laugh! I love this movie. It goes side by side with "The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob" another favorite. Very different stories but both so funny. I highly recommend this movie and I'm very happy it was finally available in NTSC format."
Ok, not as great as Rabbi Jacob & Gendarme series!
The Artist | Long Island | 05/20/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Yves Montand should not have been in this movie
as I find him so maladroit - clumsy, and really
not funny. I am sure there were better French
actor choices as supporting roles.
I enjoyed the movie somewhat, I don't think it
was worse $19.95. There are better choices."
A. B. | Hamden, CT | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Loved it! I've seen this movie many times when I was younger and it still makes me laugh. Does not get old. Great picture and sound quality too.