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Mon meilleur ami (2006)

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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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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Details

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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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, 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

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

Soundtracks

Prélude en LA mineur
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Jean-Sébastien Bach)
Performed by Olivier Vernet
Lyria Digital
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A friend in need, a friend indeed:)
22 June 2007 | by mmunierSee 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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