Just Visiting Movie Review
One of the smallest sparks at the box office in 2001 was Just Visiting, a remake of the 1993 French film Les Visiteurs that also starred Jean Reno and Christian Clavier as a knight and bumbling servant respectively. It's not surprising that this movie flopped, considering that it looked downright terrible. But, since I am here to review movies, I took some sedatives and sat down to watch this time-travel comedy.
And, surprisingly, I liked it. Just Visiting is not a well made film, and it's pretty cheesy. It has bad visual effects and lame acting, but aside from all that it has some funny antics. If you like the typical fish-out-of-water scenario, then you'll like Just Visiting.
After the first fifteen minutes, once the "visitors" are in modern day Chicago, the movie really picks up. Basically, the movie follows this knight and his servant around as they encounter strange modern day inventions like the car, television, toilet, and more. It's probably nothing you haven't seen before, but it's still fun. It also helps that Jean Reno has a quality about him that allows him to carry a movie, even if it is terrible.
Again, don't expect anything more than a stupid, cheesy comedy, but if you are expecting that, you might actually find some honest laughs in Just Visiting.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.