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My Best Friend (I) (2006)
"Mon meilleur ami" (original title)

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Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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François
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Bruno
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Catherine
Julie Durand ...
Louise
Jacques Mathou ...
Père Bruno
Marie Pillet ...
Mère Bruno
Élisabeth Bourgine ...
Julia (as Elizabeth Bourgine)
Henri Garcin ...
Delamotte
Jacques Spiesser ...
Letellier
Philippe du Janerand ...
Luc Lebinet
Fabienne Chaudat ...
Épouse Lebinet
Jean-François Kopf ...
Commissaire priseur
Alain Rimoux ...
Marchand dîner
Marc Faure ...
Ami dîner 1
Éric Frey ...
Ami dîner 2
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Storyline

François is a middle-aged antique dealer. He has a stylish apartment and a fabulous life, but at a dinner with a group he considers his dearest acquaintances, he is blindsided by the revelation that none of them actually likes him. He's arrogant, self-centered and harsh, and they don't believe he knows the meaning of friendship. His business partner Catherine makes him a bet: if he can produce his best friend, she will let him keep the massive Greek vase he acquired that afternoon on the company tab. If not, it's hers. Having accepted the wager, François naively tears through his address book, trying to shoehorn an increasingly unlikely series of contacts into the all-important role. Moving through Paris, he keeps encountering a trivia-spouting, big-hearted cabbie named Bruno. Bruno's chatty, lowbrow ways grate against François's designer temperament, but he covets the other man's easy way with people. He convinces Bruno to teach him how to make friends and sets about learning the "... Written by IFC Films

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It takes a lifetime to learn the meaning of friendship...Francois has 10 days.

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Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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20 December 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mi mejor amigo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$45,246 (USA) (13 July 2007)

Gross:

$1,422,461 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Goofs

When François and Louise sit in Bruno's taxi, cars in the left hand side rear view mirror move as if the taxi was moving in reverse, but it is moving forward. See more »

Quotes

Bruno: Are you married?
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Soundtracks

Balaton Boléro
Written by Xavier Demerliac and Jean-Stéphane Brosse
Performed by L'Attirail
© Fair & Square Publishing 1997
(P) Les Chantiers Sonores Fairplay
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A friend in need, a friend indeed:)
22 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I adored this movie screened in Sydney independent theaters. Following, perhaps an overdose of G depardieu I learnt to appreciate very much Daniel Auteuil. I remember discovering both of them in Jean des Florettes and Manon des Sources. Both have gone a long way now. I liked the theme very much and I also know time where my best friend was only my shadow, this earned me top mark in an essay we had to write. So looking for a best friend can be very interesting. This film indeed makes this pursuit very interesting and enjoyable. I was surprised that comments gave it a just above average rating when I feel even a little guilty not to have gone for a perfect ten Go and see it you'll have a good time


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