GenreComedy, Drama, Mystery Music directorDavid Whittaker CountryFrance
Release dateFrance (2000) United States:
April 20, 2001 WriterDominik Moll (scenario), Gilles Marchand (scenario), Francis Villain (poem) CastLaurent Lucas (Michel), Sergi López (Harry), Mathilde Seigner (Claire), Sophie Guillemin (Prune (Plum)), Liliane Rovère (Mother), Dominique Rozan (Father) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, John Wick, Furious 7, Taken 3, The Final Girls
TaglineWho needs enemies?
Harry he s here to help 2000 film review
Harry, He's Here to Help (French: Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien - "Harry, a friend who wishes you well", US title: With a Friend Like Harry...) is a French film released in 2000. It was directed by Dominik Moll.
Middle-class couple Michel (Laurent Lucas) and Claire (Mathilde Seigner) have a chance meeting with Harry (Sergi López), a high school acquaintance of Michel's. Starting with that meeting, Harry, traveling with his girlfriend Plum (Sophie Guillemin), becomes obsessed with Michel and Claire and begins to have a profound and damaging effect on the young couple.
Laurent Lucas as Michel
Sergi López as Harry
Mathilde Seigner as Claire
Sophie Guillemin as Prune (Plum)
Liliane Rovère as Mother
Dominique Rozan as Father
Michel Fau as Eric
Victoire de Koster as Jeanne
Laurie Caminata as Sarah
Lorena Caminata as Iris
Harry, He's Here to Help received acclaim from film critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 96% approval rating, based on 90 reviews, with an average score of 7.5/10. The site's consensus reads, "A darkly funny thriller that's reminiscent of Hitchcock." At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 75, based on 28 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Awards and nominations
The film won several César Awards including for Best Actor (Lopez), Best Director (Moll) and Best Editing (Yannick Kergoat).
It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.