To win a wager, a friendless antique dealer (Daniel Auteuil) hires a cab driver (Dany Boon) to help him find a real buddy.
" [Director] Leconte and his perfectly suited stars have given us one of those light comedies that carry a world of lovely weight. "
" A sweetly surprising treatise on friendship. "
" Although Leconte allows for a certain warmth to run through the film, he thankfully stays away from sentimentality. Therein lays the charm. "
" It was directed by Patrice Leconte, who makes intelligent films combining sympathy for his characters with a quick wit, a dark undertow and a love of human peculiarity. "
" It's better when it's threatening, but Leconte knows his audience. "
" 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. "
" Some of the best French films of the past 20 years have been made by Patrice Leconte. "
" The tone of the movie...saves it from its preposterous plot. "
" 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. "
" You'll laugh, but you may also be counting your friends on your fingers when you leave. "
" 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). "
" As an alleged witty comedy of humanistic charm, it sags in both, thanks to unfunny predicaments and a phony plot. "
" One looks to Leconte for some of the finest, most sophisticated and compassionate filmmaking coming out of France, not for a situation comedy. "
" Resolutely predictable from the starting gate. "
" The movie's reptilian setup doesn't do much to nurture a sense of mirth, and Auteuil is too likable an actor to make an effective SOB. "
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