Lightweight, fun & quirky, if predictable, even trite. Enjoyable as a one-off & a bit different.
I agree with Stuart.... Heartwarming and also predictable but, I loved the actors in this one.
I just LOVED this movie. Sure, it is quirky and uncomfortable at times but delivers on so many levels! It's now one of my favorites!
Heartwarming and light hearted movie about friendship. It was quite predictable but still quite enjoyable. well worth watching
While well-acted and directed, the naivety of the basic story rendered the movie trite, predictable and unbelievable. Disappointing.
‘My Best Friend’ is a whimsical, poignant and enjoyable film. Well written and directed and beautifully acted in an understated way that the French are so good at.
This was a french delight. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
This French film really was a lovely find... It was exactly what I was in the mood for today. It was a movie about one man's struggle to understand what friendship is & how to experience it, and the journey of a couple of secretly lonely individuals who unexpectedly find their way to meeting that innate need for sincere friendship, for each other. It is a heartwarming film with gently humorous moments, vulnerability, and an inspiration that is found in raw humanity.
a lovely thought provokiing film with good performance by Daniel Auteil
disappointing NO subtitle for hearing impaired
Great story, sad but funny too. I'm sure we all know someone like Francois! His 'best friend' Bruno was really well played. An enjoyable story.
A largely predictable, lightweight and slightly amusing fare that includes a popular TV quiz show serve. Daniel Auteuil’s Francois Coste is a successful middle-aged antique dealer who, it seems, has everything except true friendship. His attempts to secure a bond of camaraderie to win a bet centre around an unlikely tutor, a trivia gushing, generous cab driver named Bruno. Auteuil and director Patrice Leconte make Francois, the man hardly anybody likes, a likable, if somewhat pitiable screen persona while Bruno is less convincing as an amiable idiot-savant and subject to panic attacks under pressure. What could have been a more serious tome on friendship and loneliness, has become a good natured flick that I found mildly entertaining.
Smart, funny, quirky and heartwarming - I watched it 3 times!
I love the multi-layered storyline, and the portrayal of true straight friendship between two men which cuts through masculine modern day stereotypes. The supporting cast works well - even the bit roles such as the widow in the opening scene, and the receptionist at the television studio directing the vase delivery to Etienne Delamotte's office are emninently believable.
Cinematography is quirky and interesting (like the zooming in face close-ups on Daniel Auteuil when his character delivers his trademark inane quips which reveal his cluelessness about people and humanity). Finally, but not least, the very modern score is beautifully crafted with a gentle yet distinctive middle eastern syncopation.
I love it. You'll too if you enjoy a fare which is offbeat, yet distinctively modern french.
Quite good and well worth a look.
A great movie about the meaning of friendship. Typically French with all the quirkiness that goes with it. Loved it!
I thought this movie was great. A humorous, heart warming tale of friendship. Makes a nice light change from many movies coming out today which tend to be depressing and sombre.
This movie has that fun, feel good factor. Well worth a watch whether you like foreign movies or not.
fun movie and classy comedy..teaches you about people and what it means to have a true friend.
After seeing The Closet, the lead actor is never a convincing bad guy for me and his friends seemed as nasty as him.
The taxi driving mate was terrific.
Not quite sure what I was expecting in this film. All I know is that Daniel Auteuil's character was such a sad fellow, I really felt sorry for him and was "willing" for him to find a friend to win his bet! Even his daughter didn't like him - how sad is that?
A very funny movie with some great acting and a quirky story line.