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The ValetA rich Paris tycoon (Daniel Auteuil) pays a sad-sack parking valet (Gad Elmaleh) to pretend he's the boyfriend of the tycoon's mistress (Alice Taglioni)...The ValetPG-13A rich Paris tycoon (Daniel Auteuil) pays a sad-sack parking valet (Gad Elmaleh) to pretend he's the boyfriend of the tycoon's mistress (Alice Taglioni)...2007-04-18Kristin Scott-ThomasSony Pictures Classics

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The Valet

Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Gad Elmaleh; Starring: Kristin Scott-Thomas; Director: Francis Veber; Author: Francis Veber; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

A rich Paris tycoon (Daniel Auteuil) pays a sad-sack parking valet (Gad Elmaleh) to pretend he’s the boyfriend of the tycoon’s mistress (Alice Taglioni) so the tycoon’s wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) doesn’t get suspicious. Wait, it gets better and better in this foolproof French farce, a satisfying contraption of twists, missteps, and blithe repartee that produces old-fashioned, honestly earned guffaws. (Master farceur Francis Veber has been tickling international audiences for more than 30 years.) Resistance to The Valet is futile: The tumblers of this well-oiled entertainment machine make satisfying clicks as the pieces lock merrily into place.

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