My Best Friend (2007)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 arrogant, self-centered and harsh, and they don't believe he knows the meaning of friendship. His business partner Catherine makes him a bet: if he can produce his best friend, she will let him keep the massive Greek vase he acquired that afternoon on the company … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some strong language)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Patrice Leconte, Jerome Tonnerre
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 16, 2007
Box Office: $1.1M
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as François Coste

as Bruno Bouley

as Catherine

as Louise Coste

as Étienne Delamotte

as Marianne

as Mme Lebinet

as Bruno's Father

as Bruno's Mother

as Passenger

as The Speaker

as Short-Sighted Man
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Critic Reviews for My Best Friend

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (39)

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.

Full Review… | January 4, 2008
Associated Press
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 22, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

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

September 22, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 22, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

A sweetly surprising treatise on friendship.

Full Review… | August 31, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Although Leconte allows for a certain warmth to run through the film, he thankfully stays away from sentimentality. Therein lays the charm.

August 24, 2007
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for My Best Friend


I was drawn in by Julie Gayet, uplifted by Dany Boon and mesmerized by Daniel Auteuil. Delightful and light-hearted.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

Enjoyable French comedy. Struck a chord with me - I could relate to the socially awkward main character!

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Intriguing premise is stretched too far. The antisocial lead isn't believably friendless and the sociable friend's anxieties contrived.

Gordon A

Super Reviewer

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