My Wife Maurice (2002)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Farce  |   Release Date - Aug 27, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France, Germany  |  
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In this broad farce from French director Jean-Marie Poire, a Parisian must scramble to save his house, marriage and livelihood -- all having been threatened as a result of his own dishonesty. Georges' (Philippe Chevallier) troubles began while vacationing in Italy with his hot young mistress Emmanuelle (Alice Evans) when she discovered he has a wife and his only source of income is an allowance from his mother-in-law (Stephane Audran) -- both facts Georges had gone out of his way to conceal. With the trip ruined, the pair returns home to Paris where Georges discovers his mother-in-law's intentions of selling the swanky apartment he and his wife live in. Soon, the adulterous Frenchman must fend off prospective buyers, a very vindictive Emmanuelle and her freakishly virile and extremely jealous boyfriend (Gotz Otto) -- with the unexpected assistance of Maurice (Regis Laspales), a man he ran into on the street.

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man, dishonesty, lies, mistress, mother-in-law, boyfriend, house, drag [cross-dressing], drag-queen