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The Valet (2006)

La doublure (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 June 2007 (USA)
A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO's marriage.

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Levasseur
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Christine
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Maître Foix
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Émilie
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Richard
Michel Jonasz ...
André
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Laurent Gamelon ...
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Michèle Garcia ...
Louise
Philippe Magnan ...
Berman
Jean-Yves Chilot ...
Hervé (as Jean Yves Chilot)
Irina Ninova ...
Marie
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Storyline

A Parisian valet loves a woman who rejects him: she's in debt to open a bookshop, and he's not her ideal man. A billionaire two-times his wealthy wife with his beautiful mistress, a young supermodel. To draw the paparazzi and his wife off the trail of adultery, and to give his lawyer time to arrange a divorce that won't cost him a fortune, the billionaire pays the supermodel and the valet to pretend for a month to be a couple. Within days, the bookshop owner and the billionaire are jealous, the supermodel experiences life with a nice guy, and the valet has status and self-confidence. What will each do with newfound wisdom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A new comedy from the writer/director of The Closet and The Dinner Game See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Budget:

€25,320,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$193,920 (Belgium) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$2,272,329 (USA) (26 August 2007)
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Trivia

Francis Veber: [François Pignon] features a likeable idiot called François Pignon. See more »

Goofs

When the president yells at Francois and his lawyer hang up the phone, you can see that the CISCO IP Phone is not even working and has the wrong date. There is no way someone would have been able to make a phone call using that phone. See more »

Quotes

François Pignon: A man comes home to watch T.V. It's not normal.
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Connections

References The Dinner Game (1998) See more »

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No particular place to go
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Composed, Written and Performed by Chuck Berry
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Funny Funny Movie
7 June 2007 | by (Orem, Utah) – See all my reviews

This film is hilarious. The set up is a bit unbelievable, but the actors make it work - and mostly believably. The model in the film is refreshingly genuinely nice and not a caricature of a "supermodel." The depth of the main unwitting character, the valet himself, is a bit lacking - but hey, he is charming, as is the rest of the cast. Besides, since he is lovesick, perhaps his lack of depth is at least understandable. The feel of the movie is also quite uplifting - the bad guy loses in the end, and the good guys win. The ride is just fun, and filled with twists and turns, most of which the audience gets to be in on. The only character that was TOO shallow was the valet's girlfriend

  • she just didn't seem to be worth all the fuss, to me. I don't
understand the PG-13 rating - it is not vulgar nor is there any nudity.


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