The Valet 2007

The Valet

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

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Pierre Lavasseur (Daniel Auteuil), a wealthy tycoon, faces disaster when a paparazzo snaps a picture of him with his longtime mistress (Alice Taglioni). Since Pierre's wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) owns a majority share of their corporation, Pierre must avoid a divorce at all costs. At his lawyer's suggestion, Pierre hires Francois Pignon (Gad Elmaleh), a parking attendant who is also in the photograph, to pose as his lover's "real" boyfriend and thus hide the affair from his wife.

Cast & Crew

Gad Elmaleh
Francois Pignon
Alice Taglioni
Elena Simonsen
Daniel Auteuil
Pierre Levasseur
Kristin Scott Thomas
Christine Levasseur
Richard Berry
Maitre Foix
Michel Jonasz
Andre Pignon
Michel Aumont
Le médecin
Patrick Mille
Pascal Bouliveau
Alexandre Desplat
Original Music
Robert Fraisse
Cinematographer
Georges Klotz
Film Editor
Dominique André
Production Design
Benoît Bechet
Art Direction
Francoise Menidrey
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Critic Reviews for The Valet

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Audience Reviews for The Valet

  • Jan 20, 2012
    This is a relationship farce by master Francis Veber. A bit trite, but the plot just keeps getting more convoluted. Almost impossible not to be charmed by this. With Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach).
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2011
    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 trying to convince the mistress he is getting divorced, This premise doesn't leave much to the imagination, but the dialogue is lively. The supporting characters, including a doctor who coerces medical care from his patients, adds a real spark to what would otherwise be a conventional story. Cute, and entertaining.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2009
    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 it resolved a bit too quickly, it was generally very well-written and enjoyable.
    meril l Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2009
    It was alright.Something different
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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