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My Best Friend

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My Best Friend

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/13/07
performer:
Daniel Auteuil, Julie Gayet, Dany Boon
director:
Patrice Leconte
author:
Patrice Leconte, Jerome Tonnerre
genre:
Foreign Language, Comedy

We gave it a B+

In need of proof, for the purposes of settling a costly bet, that he has one real friend in the world, a chilly businessman (Daniel Auteuil) turns to a bighearted cabbie (Dany Boon) hungry for a pal himself. And both men discover what can’t be bought but can only be given — and received. A premise as love-it-or-leave-it as My Best Friend‘s requires a sure hand to steer it safely away from the excesses of wackiness or sentiment. Delightfully, the expert Patrice Leconte (Man on the Train) produces an unlikely comedy charmer.