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My Best Friend (2006)

Mon meilleur ami (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 August 2007 (USA)
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
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Père Bruno
Marie Pillet ...
Mère Bruno
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Julia
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi mejor amigo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£117,440 (UK) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

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

When François and Louise sit in Bruno's taxi, during a cut showing the passengers the taxi is moving, but in the cuts before and after (showing the driver) the same cars can be seen parked on the side as if the taxi was standing still in between. See more »

Quotes

Bruno: Isn't there anybody you can call at 3 a.m. in case you have a big problem?
François: I don't have any big problem.
Bruno: Yes, you have one, you can't call anybody at 3 a.m.!
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Connections

Remade as The Rosenthal Suite See more »

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Mercato Bottleneck
Written by Xavier Demerliac and Alexandre Michel
© Kwark
© Haute Fidélité
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What a Beautiful Comedy!

I gave him 10/10, even if the screenplay isn't so strong, because this is a movie perfect in his genre:

I'm not a moralist, and I don't become upset if I see a comic film that uses vulgarities with the aim to make me laugh; if the movie is funny, I think it reached his goal, and it has my applause.

But this one, that hasn't vulgarities at all, made me laugh even much. In years in which seems that vulgarity is the better way to make laugh, this is a masterpiece.

A masterpiece to show everyone to spend 2 enjoyable hours together.

Talking about his weaknesses, I thought that last scenes could be directed in a better way, but the excellent Auteil's performance and the funnies gags, according to my tastes, fulfill everything.


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