My Best Friend
MY BEST FRIEND stars the great Daniel Auteuil as a middle-aged antiques dealer with a stylish apartment and a fabulous life. But at a dinner with his dearest acquaintances, he is blindsided by the revelation that none of them actually likes him. He’s arrogant and self-centered, and they don’t believe he knows the meaning of friendship. Business partner Catherine makes him a bet: if he can produce a best friend, she’ll let him keep the massive Greek vase he acquired that afternoon on the company tab. If not, it’s hers. Francois tears through his address book, trying to shoehorn an increasingly unlikely series of contacts into the all-important role. He encounters a big-hearted cabbie named Bruno (France’s beloved star Dany Boon) whose chatty, lowbrow ways grate against Francois’s designer temperament, but he covets the other man’s easy way with people.
By Patrice Leconte