My Wife Maurice (2002)
Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré
Genres - Comedy | Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Farce | Release Date - Aug 27, 2004 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 100 min. | Countries - Germany, France | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Ryan Shriver
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.
man, dishonesty, lies, mistress, mother-in-law, boyfriend, house, drag [cross-dressing], drag-queen