The Valet (La Doublure)
The Valet (La Doublure) (2007)

When billionaire Pierre Levasseur is snapped by a papparazzo with Elena, his dazzling, supermodel mistress, he tries to avoid a catastrophic divorce by coming up with an outrageous lie. He asserts to his wife that a third person, a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 18, 2007
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70%
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Like much of director Francis Veber's work, The Valet is a witty, madcap farce with memorably zany characters.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's not as outrageous or as hilarious as his best work, but it's still charming, even when it isn't finding the funnybone.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Starts with a nice premise, but ends up fractured.

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Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

Cute, breezy, and fun.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

It's all empty calories, of course, but that's what French pastry -- not to mention popcorn -- is all about.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Call it a sorbet, a soufflé or an amuse bouche, The Valet is a satisfying antidote to the overload and bombast that run rampant in American movies at this time of the year.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

There are a few extra plot threads that feel like parking spaces that don't quite fit, but the story is squeezed in anyway. I'd still check out the valet.

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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Veber's script is masterfully constructed to increase the laughs as the scheme grows more and more convoluted.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

A deft, daft, totally unbelievable yet somehow totally engaging comedy.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A charming if familiar French comedy of manners, again showing writer-director Francis Veber's skillful touch as a farceur, this time with elegant British actress Kristin Scott Thomas and vet Daniel Auteuil, who could have played this role in his sleep

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
This is a quick, and airy film. The plot -a bumbling blockhead pays a valet to shack up with his mistress in order to fool his wife, while at the same time… More
Bruce Bruce
A great movie, its in French with English subtitles, but a very funny movie. Alic Taglioni could become a favorite female actor real fast, I'm free for… More
Robert C
The cast is great, Paris is beautiful, the story is ammusing (if not trite at times). Gad Elmaleh is (once again) absolutely charming as Pignon, the down on… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Valet", billionaire Pierre Levasseur(Daniel Auteuil) is in a bit of a pickle when he is photographed arguing with his… More
Mason Williams
The Valet is such a funny foreign film. Kristin Scott Thomas whom was great in The English Patient co-stars in this comedy. A valet is caught in a taploid… More
meril lupin
So much fun! A lot of French comedies are almost too farcical for my liking, but La Doublure is just silly. The main characters are super likeable, and though… More