Merci Docteur Rey

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  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.1  (586)
  • 22

Merci Docteur Rey is a French-American film that was released in 2002, directed by Andrew Litvack. This quirky comedy-drama stars Dianne Wiest, Jane Birkin, Stanislas Merhar, Simon Callow and Bulle Ogier. The story revolves around the character of Thomas (played by Merhar), a sensitive and insecure young man who is searching for his identity. He lives with his eccentric and overbearing mother, Yvette (Wiest), who constantly reminds him of his failure to live up to his father's expectations. Thomas also happens to be an aspiring opera singer with a passion for Verdi's music.

One day, Thomas receives a mysterious phone call from a man named Dr. Rey, inviting him to a concert in Paris. Intrigued, Thomas accepts the invitation and makes his way to Paris. However, when he arrives at the concert hall, he finds it empty except for a corpse lying on the floor. Panicking, Thomas flees the scene, but he quickly becomes a prime suspect in the murder investigation.

As the police search for him, Thomas seeks refuge in the home of a stranger, a woman named Claudia (Birkin). Claudia is a reclusive artist who has been living in self-imposed isolation for years, but she takes a liking to Thomas and decides to help him clear his name. The two form an unlikely bond, aided by Claudia's sharp wit and Thomas' endearing awkwardness.

Meanwhile, Yvette travels to Paris to search for her son, convinced that he has gone to audition for the opera. She becomes embroiled in the murder investigation herself, as she crosses paths with Dr. Rey (Callow), a flamboyant fashion designer who is also connected to the crime. Yvette's journey takes her on a wild ride through the streets of Paris, as she sheds her uptight personality and embraces her inner diva.

The film is a quirky and charming portrayal of eccentric characters who find themselves caught up in a murder mystery. The performances by the cast are outstanding, particularly Wiest, who brings depth and complexity to the character of Yvette. Birkin is equally impressive as Claudia, infusing the character with a graceful melancholy that is both haunting and captivating. Merhar's portrayal of Thomas is endearing, imbuing the character with a sincere vulnerability that makes him easy to root for.

The film is also visually stunning, with Litvack's direction capturing the beauty and vibrancy of Paris. The city itself is a character in the film, with its winding cobblestone streets and romantic cafes providing the perfect backdrop for the story's quirky characters and their misadventures.

Overall, Merci Docteur Rey is a whimsical and delightful film that is sure to delight audiences with its quirky characters, captivating performances, and charming Parisian setting.

Merci Docteur Rey is a 2002 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 22.

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    6.1  (586)
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