Friday, August 21, 2009

Funny French Movie Title Translations

As we strolled the Champs Elysees last night, we noticed the funny titles given to American movies. For example, the recent B-grade comedy Hangover was called Very Bad Trip (not sure why Hangover would have been misleading but apparently it doesn't convey drunkenness).

However, my favorite -- so far, I will post more as I find them -- was the French translation for The Ugly Truth, a hilarious comedy with Katherine Heigle and Gerard Butler (much, much better than the Hangover in my opinion which I saw only on the very bad advice I received from some friends).

How about this translation? Abominable?


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