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      Mr. Blake, at Your Service!

      2023 1h 40m Romance Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Tired of a world in which he no longer fits, deprived of those he loves who are disappearing one by one, Andrew Blake decides to leave the management of his small business to be hired as a butler in France, the country where he met his wife. By landing at the Beauvillier estate, where no one knows who he really is, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his past. However, encounters and out-of-control situations will decide otherwise.... Between Nathalie, his widowed boss with a strange schedule, Odile, the cook and her explosive problems, Manon, a young lost cleaning lady and Philippe, the well-struck manager who lives at the back of the park, Andrew will no longer have a choice. He who was looking for a way to end it all is going to be forced to start all over again.... Read More Read Less

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      krbrianton A lovely little fantasy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/28/24 Full Review Patricia G I absolutely love this movie! It was delightful and interesting. I laughed throughout. I loved John Malkovich in his role and Fanny Ardant! I highly recommend. Patricia Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review Janette P Unfortunately, this was a tedious film. The plot was thin and rather forced and, in parts, descended into farce. The worst aspect was the awful performance of John Malkovich. First, his manner of speaking French was almost excruciating to listen to (and he had by far the largest role). Errors and accent aside, the problem was the robotic delivery, which gave the impression he had learned the lines without fully understanding the meaning (although I believe this is not the case). Dozens of other things to say but, finally, the totally unconvincing way in which he spoke French with his English-speaking friend (who had an equally horrendous delivery) even on the phone and in private. When he was injured and falling into unconsciousness, he also spoke French. Under stress, most people revert to their native language. The attempts at comedy were weak. If you see the film you'll appreciate some of the human drama and the love interest. The scenery and cinematography were superb. The female roles were interesting but I had the feeling they had been curtailed and sacrificed to the Andrew Blake (Malkovich) storyline. Perhaps I'll read the book, said to be an excellent one, to settle that question. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Martin S A slow pace movie, normally i would say rather boring, but if you are looking for an unassuming laid back film with not much happening (like i did today), it is nice enough. And of course, John Malkowich, he is always a good value, although some dialogues felt quite superficial. If you speak French, you may even enjoy his French with an accent (the whole movie is in French). I do not, i had to rely on subtitles. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/24 Full Review Barbara A Tender hearted and laugh out loud funny in turns. Beautifully cast I can’t imagine anyone but John Malkovich (who makes everything better) in the role of Mr. Blake, the “butler” who helps save a chateau and its denizens with calm common sense and empathy. Charming! Would see it again ASAP. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Mohsen M good movie that I enjoyed watching, its events are somewhat predictable Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Tired of a world in which he no longer fits, deprived of those he loves who are disappearing one by one, Andrew Blake decides to leave the management of his small business to be hired as a butler in France, the country where he met his wife. By landing at the Beauvillier estate, where no one knows who he really is, he hopes to follow in the footsteps of his past. However, encounters and out-of-control situations will decide otherwise.... Between Nathalie, his widowed boss with a strange schedule, Odile, the cook and her explosive problems, Manon, a young lost cleaning lady and Philippe, the well-struck manager who lives at the back of the park, Andrew will no longer have a choice. He who was looking for a way to end it all is going to be forced to start all over again....
      Director
      Gilles Legardinier
      Producer
      Clément Calvet, Lilian Eche, Jérémie Fajner, Christel Henon
      Screenwriter
      Gilles Legardinier, Christelle Henon
      Production Co
      Superprod, Bidibul Productions
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Aspect Ratio
      Digital 2.39:1