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My Best Friend (2007) In need of proof, for the purposes of settling a costly bet, that he has one real friend in the world, a chilly businessman (Daniel… 2007-07-13 PG-13 PT90M Comedy Foreign Language Daniel Auteuil Julie Gayet Dany Boon IFC Films
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My Best Friend (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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FRIENDLY WAGER Auteuil (pictured, with Julie Gayot) needs to find a true pal to win a bet in the Leconte's charming comedy My Best Friend
FRIENDLY WAGER Auteuil (pictured, with Julie Gayot) needs to find a true pal to win a bet in the Leconte's charming comedy My Best Friend
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jul 13, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Foreign Language; With: Daniel Auteuil and Julie Gayet; Distributor: IFC Films

In need of proof, for the purposes of settling a costly bet, that he has one real friend in the world, a chilly businessman (Daniel Auteuil) turns to a bighearted cabbie (Dany Boon) hungry for a pal himself. And both men discover what can't be bought but can only be given — and received. A premise as love-it-or-leave-it as My Best Friend's requires a sure hand to steer it safely away from the excesses of wackiness or sentiment. Delightfully, the expert Patrice Leconte (Man on the Train) produces an unlikely comedy charmer.

Originally posted Jul 17, 2007 Published in issue #945 Jul 27, 2007 Order article reprints