Just Visiting

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Just Visiting (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Just Visiting” is a comedy film released in 2001, directed by Jean-Marie Poiré. The movie stars Jean Reno as Count Thibault of Malfete, Christina Applegate as Julia Malfete, and Christian Clavier as André le Pate.

The story revolves around Count Thibault, a medieval knight from the 12th century, and his loyal servant, André. In a magical mishap, they are transported to the 21st century and find themselves in modern-day Chicago.

Confused and out of place in the modern world, the time travelers must navigate contemporary society while attempting to find a way back to their own time. In their journey, they encounter Julia Malfete, a descendant of Count Thibault, who bears a striking resemblance to his beloved from the past.

As Count Thibault tries to adjust to the modern lifestyle and customs, comedic situations arise as he attempts to uphold his chivalrous code of conduct in the modern world.

“Just Visiting” is a remake of the French film “Les Visiteurs,” which was also directed by Jean-Marie Poiré and starred Christian Clavier and Jean Reno in similar roles.

The film is known for its fish-out-of-water humor and the clash between medieval values and modern society. The chemistry between Jean Reno and Christian Clavier contributes to the film’s comedic charm.

“Just Visiting” received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the performances but criticism for its reliance on predictable humor.

“Just Visiting” serves as a touchstone for viewers seeking a light-hearted and amusing comedy that explores the humorous contrasts between different time periods. It remains an entertaining and fun film that embraces the fish-out-of-water premise to deliver laughs and light-hearted entertainment.

Additional Details


  • Jean Reno: Thibault
  • Christina Applegate: Rosalind / Julia
  • Christian Clavier: Andre
  • Matt Ross: Hunter
  • Tara Reid: Angelique
  • Bridgette Wilson-Sampras: Amber
  • John Aylward: Byron
  • George Plimpton: Dr. Brady
  • Malcolm McDowell: Wizard
  • Alexis Loret: François


  • Director: Jean-Marie Gaubert
  • Producers: Patrice Ledoux and Ricardo Mestres
  • Screenplay: Jean-Marie Poire, Christian Clavier and John Hughes

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