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Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2010)

Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) (2010)

Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges)




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An anonymous love letter leads to a slew of misunderstandings in this lighthearted comedy starring Audrey Tautou (Amelie). When Emilie opens a heartfelt love letter from a secret admirer, her first instinct is to throw it in the trash. The skeptical salon owner has a change of heart, however, when she realizes what such a sentiment would mean to her lonely, despondent mother Maddie (Nathalie Baye). On a whim, Emilie forwards the letter, and goes on with her day. But later, when Maddie happens across Jean (Sami Bouajila) - a smitten Arab handyman and the original author of the amorous note - the mother and daughter find themselves in a heated competition for the same man. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Benoît Graffin
On DVD: May 31, 2011


Audrey Tautou
as Émilie Dandrieux
Nathalie Baye
as Maddy Dandrieux
Didier Brice
as L'homme au magazine
Judith Chemla
as Paulette
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Critic Reviews for Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (1)

The script grinds its way through sundry reversals, initial jollity giving way to plodding rigmarole.

Full Review… | August 9, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Funciona muito bem até o instante em que decide que abraçar um romance hollywoodiano é mais importante do que respeitar a lógica de sua narrativa.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
Cinema em Cena

By the time Salvadori has finally wrapped things up and paired off his characters in a predictable fashion, many viewers may feel that these foolish and tiresome individuals deserve each other.

Full Review… | August 24, 2011
The Skinny

A romantic comedy too flimsily plotted to qualify as a farce.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Observer [UK]

The plot is hoary and eventually saccharine.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Daily Mirror [UK]

Generally light and frothy, the film's direction and ending is wholly predictable but Tautou helps to make the journey worthwhile.

Full Review… | August 12, 2011
Birmingham Mail

Audience Reviews for Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges)

Liked, but didn't love this. I couldn't really warm to Emilie and her rather spiky personality at all. To be honest, I couldn't see what Jean saw in her. You could say the obvious (beauty) - but even that is not apparent here. That very short hair dyed a harsh black - not a good look at all (and Emilie is meant to be a hairdresser!). Also very blandly dressed. The only time I thought she looked nice was in her dress right at the end (obviously she is a pretty girl, so something is not right there!).
The story itself is pretty good. Emilie receives an anonymous love letter from Jean and ends up sending it to her depressed mother, who has been in a slump for 4 years after her husband married a girl younger than Emilie.
I don't know about anyone else, but I liked the mother, Maddy, way more than Emilie. I found myself hoping Jean would end up with her as they were both so sweet and Emilie was just - ugh! I think her character was just not written well enough. More explanation was needed to explain the bad behavior - for example, chopping the girls fringe off at the beginning of the movie. The father remarrying only explains so much.
Overall worth a look, but don't expect too much.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A delicious farce! Beautiful Lies stars two of France's most beloved actresses, Nathalie Baye and Audrey Tautou. In combination with the director Pierre Salvadori they make a trio which can make an interesting movie from a very poor screenplay...

A young woman who runs a hairdressing salon, Emilie (Tautou) desperately wants to help her love-starved mother Maddy (Baye), who has been dwelling in depression since her husband left. When Emilie receives a beautifully written anonymous love letter, she sees an opportunity to make her mother smile again. Too self-absorbed to see that the secret admirer is her shy handyman Jean, played by Sami Bouajila, Emilie copies the letter and sends it to her mother. Overjoyed, Maddy is determined to find the author of the letter...

Complications ensue and Emilie quickly loses control of the web she has weaved.

Do not expect too much from this movie... it is nice watching... it has two stars... interesting story... relax and enjoy and you'll be happy at the end!

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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