My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami)
My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 16, 2007
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75%
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69%



Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although the plot may sound contrived, the performances of Daniel Auteuil and Dany Boon manage to turn My Best Friend into an earnest and witty romp.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Patrice Leconte has taken a story about male friendship, in all its posturing and potential vulnerability, and turned it into a light, smart, crowd-pleasing comedy.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's better when it's threatening, but Leconte knows his audience.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

This is a movie that sneaks up on you and grabs your heart before you know it. I would want to watch it with my best friend.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Auteuil and Boon's appealing performances keep the film engaging throughout, but it's easy to pine for a dark, challenging film with this premise, pitched more toward a harrowing emotional reckoning than this film's ambiguous but inevitable happy ending.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A sweetly surprising treatise on friendship.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

French though it may be, My Best Friend effectively addresses what is a universal human condition.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

One looks to Leconte for some of the finest, most sophisticated and compassionate filmmaking coming out of France, not for a situation comedy.

Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

Leconte has crafted an at once thoughtful, engaging, lighthearted, and melancholic entertainment about loneliness and friendship

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It isn't always believable, but it is entertaining and funny, with an edge to it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
I was drawn in by Julie Gayet, uplifted by Dany Boon and mesmerized by Daniel Auteuil. Delightful and light-hearted.
Ross Collins
Corny contemporary French take on a classic Dickens tale. Auteuil's Scrooge-like character has to prove he's capable of having a best friend in this… More
Nicki Marie
Enjoyable French comedy. Struck a chord with me - I could relate to the socially awkward main character!
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "My Best Friend," Francois Coste(Daniel Auteuil), divorced with a grown a daughter, Louise(Julie Durand), is an antiques… More
Gordon A
Intriguing premise is stretched too far. The antisocial lead isn't believably friendless and the sociable friend's anxieties contrived.
John Ballantine
Wonderfully witty. A great way to spend an hour and a half.