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

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  3 August 2007 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Julie Durand ...
Jacques Mathou ...
Père Bruno
Marie Pillet ...
Mère Bruno
Élizabeth Bourgine ...
Julia (as Elizabeth Bourgine)
Henri Garcin ...
Jacques Spiesser ...
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


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 »




Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi mejor amigo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£117,440 (UK) (11 May 2007)


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

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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 »


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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Auteuil has done it again!
20 October 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This frenchman(Daniel Auteuil) is just amazing in his way to convince in almost any kind of emotionally role. Here he plays the distant and at the same time so kind person with a natural attitude as if it was reality. A year ago i watched the film "La fille sur le pont" (aka. The girl on the bridge), today that is my favorite film of all times. That is the only reason for me for only giving a 9 to this one. I've now seen all his films that i could get with subtitles, as I don't speak french. I am very sorry because of the ratings so far. Due to my opinion this film is a little pearl. It is not a big masterpiece, but so well made and perfectly acted that it, due to my opinion, has deserved more. I think the whole theme friendship is more important then ever in this busy world, so it leaves a little bit to think about after watching it. For those who haven't seen the film, I would like to say: just lean back and enjoy it!

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