Robert et Robert -- At the K-B Baronet West and Janus.

The moral of a dismal French comedy called "Robert et Robert" is, according to its creator, Claude Lelouch, that "Every person has a gift and as soon as he puts his finger on it every door will open. From that point on, he will find himself on the side of the victorious."

To illustrate this thesis, two of life's losers, an irascible taxi driver played by Charles Denner and a timid student policeman played by Jacques Villeret, go to a matrimonial bureau where, failing to meet prospective wives, they meet each other. Having been told that "a wife is a woman who would be your friend if she were a man," they settle for friendship.

It may be sweet but the friendship of two dull men turns to be nothing if not dull. They do dull things together. They exchange dull thoughts. They set up a partnership in a dull business. They meet each other's dull mothers. They visit a dull sex club. They take a dull trip.

And just as the film is coming to its predictably dull conclusion, they hit upon that idea that dullness itself can be packaged to amuse others. This seems to be the same idea that hit Claude Lelouch. In the film, we never quite know if it turns out to be true or merely a fantasy.

But from the film we learn a different moral: Two losers do not make a winner.