Reviewed by: Eric Schmidt
|Featuring:||Jean Reno, Christian Clavier, Christina Applegate, Malcolm McDowell, Tara Reid|
“Just Visiting” is a film in which Thibault, a 12th Century knight (Jean Reno) and his clumsy servant Andre (Christian Clavier) are accidentally transported forward in time into modern-day Chicago. The wizard who mistakenly did this had only meant to send Thibault a few minutes back in time, so that he could save his bride-to-be whom he accidentally killed.
In Chicago, Thibault meets his great-great-great… granddaughter (Christina Applegate), who at first thinks that he is a relative believed to have recently died in an accident and is suffering from amnesia. Slowly, she comes to believe his story, much to the dismay of her boyfriend Hunter.
From a Christian perspective, the film does not heavily offend. However, the presence of witchcraft may worry some parents. One particularly frightening scene of witchcraft is when Thibault is given a potion by an evil sorceress which causes everybody to look like a disgusting conglomeration of fruit. WARNING: This scene is extremely graphic for a PG-13 movie. Had I been the director, I would have tamed it down extremely.
The only other caution that parents might have about the film is that the boyfriend Hunter is actually juggling two girlfriends at once, and refers to them in ways that most women may find insulting (such as “Bunny”).
“Just Visiting” is chock full of disgusting humor, such as when, at a dinner in a fancy restaurant, the servant Andre proceeds to show off his flatulance (this was custom in the 12th Century, I suppose). Another scene as such is where Andre visits the men’s room, picks up the soap in the urinal, and proceeds to eat it.
don’t waste your money on this disgusting and ridiculously conceived movie. Instead, go to a film where you will leave the theater refreshed. Tom Hank’s “Cast Away” or another such film would be much more worth your time.