Missy Schwartz
October 12, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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+

Antiques dealer François (Auteuil) accepts his colleague’s challenge in My Best Friend: introduce her to his best friend within 10 days or give her his precious Greek vase. Problem is, François has no pals. So he hires a gregarious cabbie (Boon) to school him in the fine art of amitié. That he loses the bet but wins a friend sounds like the kind of saccharine Hollywood junk French films are supposed to eschew, right? Luckily, Patrice Leconte (Intimate Strangers) is too deft a director to spoil his dramedy with superficial life lessons. EXTRAS A skippable making-of. B+

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