Missy Schwartz
October 01, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Valet

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Daniel Auteuil, Gad Elmaleh, Kristin Scott-Thomas
director
Francis Veber
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
author
Francis Veber

We gave it a B+

French farce auteur Francis Veber has named six different characters in six different movies ”François Pignon,” each of them some sort of lovable loser. Here, Pignon (played by Gallic stand-up comic Gad Elmaleh) is a parking valet hired by a billionaire CEO (Daniel Auteuil, brilliant as always) to pretend he’s dating a supermodel — the same one the rich man’s wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) suspects is his mistress. Which, of course, she is. This is France, after all. EXTRAS An in-depth making-of doc and Veber’s commentary track, en anglais. B+

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