Beautiful Lies

2010 [FRENCH]

Action / Comedy / Romance

Synopsis


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Cast

Nathalie Baye as Maddy Dandrieux
Audrey Tautou as Émilie Dandrieux
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960.36 MB
1280*682
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 44 min
P/S 1 / 2
1.93 GB
1920*1024
French 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 44 min
P/S 3 / 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp 7 / 10

Return to Sender

This is a light romantic comedy from France that actually does have a few edges. Which means it's not too straightforward, but it also means that it has some story developments that might not be to your liking. Especially if you believe the cover text (about this having the heights of Amelie).

Do not even think about Amelie (it might seem difficult but our Amelie sweetheart is capable of being someone else too), because this will spoil your movie experience. I liked this a lot because, the characters seem so real and therefor you really feel for the people/characters and what they are going through. Not everyones taste obviously this is a nice touch on a genre :o)

Reviewed by dromasca 5 / 10

sitcom with Amelie ... Emilie

What could the director of a romantic comedy in 2010 wish more than to have in the cast Nathalie Baye and Audrey Tautou in the roles of a mother and a daughter entangled in a love intrigue that has as its object (or the third tip of the triangle if you want) the same man? Film director Pierre Salvadori (also the co-author of the script) had this opportunity and the result did not live up to my expectations. 'De vrais mensonges' (meaning 'True Lies' although the title chosen for the English version is 'Beautiful Lies', probably to avoid the conflict with the American 'True Lies' featuring Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis) manages to be just an acceptable summer comedy in which the best thing is the presence of the two actresses, still leaving the feeling that they are used below their exceptional potential.

The biggest problem of Audrey Tautou's career may be the fact that she realized so early a role unique in beauty and emotion as 'Amélie'. The result was that the scenarios offered later, and sometimes the directions, also tried to emulate that success. To add to the confusion (maybe intentionally) in 'De vrais mensonges' the heroine is called ... Emilie, kind of an Amelie ten years later who tries to do exactly what Amelie did, that is to make everyone around her happy and first of all her mother (Nathalie Baye) traumatized by the fact that her husband (Emilie's father) had left her for a much younger woman. However, Emily neglects herself, including her own feelings. When in the beauty salon she owns she hires a maintenance man who turns out to be much more than that and who secretly falls in love with her, the premises are ripe for a comedy of situations having at the center a triangle of insecure lovers who send each other anonymous letters, lie to each other, suffer and deceive those around them, but especially lie to and deceive themselves.

Acting is up to the expectations. Audrey Tautou continues to mesmerize us with her unique eyes and tangles in the complications created by her own kindness, while Nathalie Baye adds to her record another role as a mature woman who struggles with courage and partial success with age, keeping her beauty and sex appeal. The triangle is completed by Sami Bouajila in the role of Jean, the romantic electrician who also turns out to be a polyglot and the owner of an impressive library. However, the main problem of the film is the schematic approach and the simplistic comic of situations. The idea of the epistolary misunderstanding is an excellent starting point, but what follows does not exceed the level of a television sitcom, and actually not a very successful one. what a pity. This movie could have been much more interesting than it came out.

Reviewed by IndustriousAngel 6 / 10

Makes little sense

While many scenes in this film are really funny and there's nice acting, the main problem is that the plot just doesn't make any sense. It's forced from the beginning and continues to get more unbelievable by the minute. And to top that: Emilie (played by Tautou) is, simply, a bitch, and her love interest Jean (Sami Bouajila) is a really nice guy, and the least one can expect from a romantic comedy is that such a nice guy ends up with a woman who deserves his adoration. Instead he ends up with the bitch. Maybe this was supposed to be a modern screwball comedy, but for that there was too much emotional pain (inflicted on Jean and on Maddy, Emilie's mother, played adorably by Nathalie Baye). Now, if Jean and Maddy would have escaped Emilies schemes for good, this film still wouldn't be believable but at least have a happy ending!

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