My Best Friend Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
January 18, 2008
January 4, 2008
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.
September 22, 2007
You might well find it very silly, but it grew on me, and it's certainly based on an interesting premise.
September 22, 2007
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.
September 22, 2007
If sex, gangsters, and killing Nazis are three of the most enlivening topics in the movies, then let us count friendship as one of the most tiresome, right up there with grooming horses and sharing for sheer thrills.
September 22, 2007
It's better when it's threatening, but Leconte knows his audience.
September 22, 2007
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
Very patchy with an unconvincing lead character.
August 31, 2007
A sweetly surprising treatise on friendship.
August 24, 2007
Although Leconte allows for a certain warmth to run through the film, he thankfully stays away from sentimentality. Therein lays the charm.
August 10, 2007
[Director] Leconte and his perfectly suited stars have given us one of those light comedies that carry a world of lovely weight.
August 3, 2007
As an alleged witty comedy of humanistic charm, it sags in both, thanks to unfunny predicaments and a phony plot.
August 2, 2007
The tone of the movie...saves it from its preposterous plot.
July 27, 2007
Resolutely predictable from the starting gate.
July 27, 2007
Watching it is like spending 90 minutes with a good friend: You'll revel in the pleasure of its company, and remember your time together with a smile.
July 27, 2007
Some of the best French films of the past 20 years have been made by Patrice Leconte.
July 27, 2007
An unconvincing replica of the dizzy situation comedies that Hollywood poured out in double and triple bills in the thirties and forties (and went on making in the guise of TV sitcoms well into the nineties).
July 27, 2007
You'll laugh, but you may also be counting your friends on your fingers when you leave.
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