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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (9/6/13)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 6, 2013 at 6:27PM

Pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer every week folks, even as Netflix continuously rotates films in its streaming library. There just doesn't seem to be a lot to choose from - not as much as I'd like anyway.
The Chateau

2 - A few years before he played the trash-talking womanizer, Jay, in Judd Apatow's 2005 box office hit, The 40 Year Old Virgin, and even more years before he romanced Meagan Good in Think Like A ManRomany Malco - the American-born Trinidadian, once a member of hip-hop group, College Boyz, whose big break came when he starred as MC Hammer in a VH1 telepic - co-starred in a low-budget, indie comedy flick, alongside Paul Rudd, called The Chateau, about 2 American brothers Graham and Allen Granville (Rudd & Malco, who's character is adopted), who learn that they have inherited a chateau in France, courtesy of their great uncle who recently died.

They travel to France to claim their inheritance, but, of course, very little goes as planned, as they are ill-equipped to communicate with the chateau's staff - a property that's burdened with debt, forcing the brothers to find a buyer for it, leaving a bewildered staff resorting to desperate measures to prevent them from selling the place.

It's actually a decent indie comedy; My understanding is that there really was no script, meaning much of it was improvised, and it was shot relatively cheaply and quickly, with a handheld digital camcorder (before DV became all-the-rage), evident in the film's "noisy" images, making it seem almost documentary-like.

Trailer below:

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