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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.

Director:

Patrice Leconte

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Cast

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

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 August 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi mejor amigo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,246, 13 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,422,461, 21 October 2007
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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: 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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Connections

Features Qui veut gagner des millions? (2000) See more »

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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It's what you expect from a French comedy.
2 November 2008 | by crumble-0See all my reviews

I actually watched this film on a crappy bus going from Rosario to Buenos Aires.

The screen was really little and flickering. But the film was so good it actually caught my attention and I really liked it.

One thing I could say was not too good is that you actually know how it's going to develop within the first minutes. It is quite predictable, but its point of view about friendship is really nice and makes you think about it too.

It's something you can watch in family or of course, with your best friend.

I really recommend this movie.


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