My Best Friend’s Girl (1983)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Original title:  La Femme De Mon Pote

France, 1983.  Sara Films, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

Shallow but entertaining comedy about two best friends (, ) who live in a French ski resort and have their perfect existence interrupted by a gorgeous femme fatale (Isabelle Huppert). She moves in with Lhermitte after one night with him, and now his aging, frumpy pal feels all the more insecure around his hot young friend and his new conquest, which gets even trickier when she starts putting the moves on the friend and finds herself unable to decide whom she’d prefer. Bertrand Blier’s world is one where men are rambunctious boys trapped inside the bodies of rapists and women are sex kittens just begging to be slapped around, so don’t be surprised if the bedroom farce nature of the story doesn’t thrill you. At least it has Huppert to give the character more dimension, while Coluche pulls off a light and charming performance that belongs in a smarter movie.

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