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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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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: Same old story. You meet people, get close to them... then they're gone. Friendship is a myth.
François: Look who's talking! You make friends with everyone.
Bruno: Everyone's the same as nobody. Believe me, we're always alone.
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La Paimpolaise
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You are told you have no friends. You don't believe it and want to prove the opposite. You didn't expect the challenge would be so tough!
11 January 2007 | by (Reading, England) – See all my reviews

I'll be brief because I doubt if Britain or US will see it before long. I saw it in France. It is the latest Patrice Leconte's film. This film comes after L'Homme du Train and is called MON MEILLEUR AMI (My Best Friend). Daniel Auteuil is an antique dealer who has no friend. His business partner challenges him to find a single friend. The most refreshing feature of this film is its total lack of political correctness (but is there any PC French among my compatriots?) They all say what they think without a second thought and this generates delightful dialogues full of Gallic humour and embarrassingly funny situations. What's more, this desperate quest for a friend and Auteuil trying to define friendship, make you ask yourself uncomfortable questions about your own friends!


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