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If you've seen Gosford Park, you know how hard it is to get good help. But the live-in staff at this French château is good indeed. When therapy-addicted Paul Rudd and his adopted black brother Romany Malco arrive from the U.S. to claim their just-inherited estate, the staff is hopeful the new owners will fix up the place. But faced with the château's overwhelming debt and decay, the strapped-for-cash siblings decide to unload the money pit ASAP, leaving the resentful servants to resort to desperate measures to keep their home.
Much of the humor in this comedy results from the slight culture clash and Rudd's outrageously awful attempts at speaking en Française, as well as the escalating tensions between the unlikely brothers (who go gaga over ooh-la-la housemaid Sylvie Testud). Shot on distractingly grainy video, this isn't the best looking Château in the world, but it's one still worth visiting.