The Valet Synopsis
A mistress poses as the girlfriend of a parking attendant.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A satisfying contraption of twists, missteps, and blithe repartee that produces old-fashioned, honestly earned guffaws.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Francis Veber's latest offering, remains faithful to the formula -- broad farce leavened with witty dialogue -- that has made him France's...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An old-fashioned joy.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An enjoyable farce, with lots of laughs and a strong cast. At 80 minutes long, it's that rare case of a short film that should have been...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
When Veber is on form there's no one better. And when he's not, well, give The Valet a look anyway -- there's still much to admire.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
As always in Veber's films, the predictability is part of the fun.
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By Glenn Kenny
Its punchline, imagining the worst that could happen to Auteuil's slimy exec, is weak and kind of dumb, but the rest of the film is genial,...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Veber's early stage training serves him well both as an adapter (he wrote the "La Cage aux Folles" screenplay) and as a maker of originals...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new movie is tart and weightless, and it entertains without leaving a mark. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but at 85...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This mildly amusing tale of infidelity, blackmail, class differences and corporate greed not only strains credulity - it strains for laughs.
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The Valet

By ishovepopcornupyournose
You MUST go see this! It is HILARIOUS!!!! I was laughing the whole time!!!! Make sure to buy some popcorn.........

fun and surprising

By nmcclymont
What can I say? I had no idea this was a French film when I went to go see The Valet. I knew Kristin Scott Thomas was an English actress, but after it began I recalled that she resides in France. ...

Hillarious french underdog story with a twist...

By pzoder78
This movie is a welcome addition to this summer's blockbuster sequel extravaganza. A little originality is actually quite refreshing for a change! :) The acting is superb, the main characters have the...

Funny Film

By crescent_twin
"The Valet" was a cute and incredibly funny film. It helps to go with someone who speaks French, as some lines were left out and some of the jokes are lost in translation. Good date film....

The Valet

By bblechman
Very funny; sophisticated French comedy....


By ddavila1
Very entertaining, mood lifting and always a joy to see beautiful Paris!...

go see it!

By matt707
A sweet film. The billionaire loses his wife and his supermodel girlfriend...and the average guy triumphs in the name of true love. A fun movie to watch...all about people teaching each other the...

The Valet

By PegBoc
This is a warm and witty story that never slips over the line into tasteless buffoonery. These are people you care about (except the billionaire and his angry wife, of course). If you just want a...

Funny concept but not so funny delivery

By Igotothemoviesalot
A sad case of a man in his 30s working as a valet parking attendant ends up fake-dating a supermodel to cover for her billionaire and married lover. Funny idea but the filmakers didn't really know...


By sue_b1lady
Even if you don't like foreign movies,you will luv this movie. It is funny and you have plenty of time to read the subtitles. Ususall that is my problem with foreign movies. This movie was funny...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content and language