THE VALET is a frothy French farce starring Gad Elmaleh as a Parisian valet attendant who finds himself shacked up with the supermodel girlfriend (Alice Taglioni) of a wealthy CEO (Daniel Auteuil). This upsets his ambivalent sweetheart (Virginie Ledoyen), his slacker roommate (Dany Boon, in a fine comic turn) and the CEO himself, who soon gets jealous. The only one not upset is the CEO's wife (Kristin Scott Thomas), who knows it's all a ruse. Writer/director Francois Veber, who turns 70 in a couple of months, has been concocting fluff like this for decades. This isn't as good as that nasty comedy The Dinner Game, but it's harmless, amiable fun. It's being remade in the U.S. by the Farrelly Bros.
- G. Sumi
Dir. By Francois Veber, runs 85 minutes