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The Valet (2006)
"La doublure" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  1 June 2007 (USA)
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A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Berry ...
Maître Foix
Michel Jonasz ...
Le Médecin
Laurent Gamelon ...
Patrick Mille ...
Michèle Garcia ...
Philippe Magnan ...
Jean-Yves Chilot ...
Hervé (as Jean Yves Chilot)
Irina Ninova ...


A Parisian valet loves a woman who rejects him: she's in debt to open a bookshop, and he's not her ideal man. A billionaire two-times his wealthy wife with his beautiful mistress, a young supermodel. To draw the paparazzi and his wife off the trail of adultery, and to give his lawyer time to arrange a divorce that won't cost him a fortune, the billionaire pays the supermodel and the valet to pretend for a month to be a couple. Within days, the bookshop owner and the billionaire are jealous, the supermodel experiences life with a nice guy, and the valet has status and self-confidence. What will each do with newfound wisdom? Written by <>

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valet | supermodel | couple | ceo | affair | See All (17) »


One of the best romantic French comedies! See more »


Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »



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Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Valet  »

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Box Office


€25,320,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,380,705 (France) (7 April 2006)


$2,272,329 (USA) (24 August 2007)

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Near the end, the father of François Pignon tells him that he is invited to a dinner to talk about his corkscrews collection. This is a reference to another Francis Veber movie, The Dinner Game (1998), in which a likable idiot (also called François Pignon) is invited to a dinner on the pretext of talking about his match constructions. See more »


Both Francois and Emilie purposely avoid going to Luigi's for lunch, but run into each other at another restaurant. However, in the next scene, Elena asks Francois "Did I upset the girl at Luigi's?" See more »


François Pignon: A man comes home to watch T.V. It's not normal.
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Composed, Written and Performed by Chuck Berry
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Funny Funny Movie
7 June 2007 | by (Orem, Utah) – See all my reviews

This film is hilarious. The set up is a bit unbelievable, but the actors make it work - and mostly believably. The model in the film is refreshingly genuinely nice and not a caricature of a "supermodel." The depth of the main unwitting character, the valet himself, is a bit lacking - but hey, he is charming, as is the rest of the cast. Besides, since he is lovesick, perhaps his lack of depth is at least understandable. The feel of the movie is also quite uplifting - the bad guy loses in the end, and the good guys win. The ride is just fun, and filled with twists and turns, most of which the audience gets to be in on. The only character that was TOO shallow was the valet's girlfriend

  • she just didn't seem to be worth all the fuss, to me. I don't

understand the PG-13 rating - it is not vulgar nor is there any nudity.

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