Given that the film is largely set in Marseille, just about a two-hour drive from Cannes, the local crowd was particularly keyed into certain references in it, and McCarthy further charmed the audience when he was asked to say a few words. Starting off with his thank-yous in French, he then added the impromptu speech, and said, "I didn't prepare my French. I'm overwhelmed to be here. I have been so greatly influenced by the cinema of this country and of Europe. It has had a huge impact on my career and life. To be here is a dream come true."