Little White Lies (2012)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 66
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 39
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Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 19
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Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 4,654
French box-office sensation Little White Lies is a sparkling comedic drama from Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of the worldwide smash hit Tell No One. Bringing together the top names from France's current generation of actors, including Jean Dujardin, Marion Cotillard and Francois Cluzet, Canet weaves a joyous and heartfelt film out of the dilemmas of eight thirty- and forty-something close friends. With its nostalgic soundtrack of classic hit songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis
Aug 24, 2012 Limited
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A sprawling, initially engaging French comedy-drama that became a hit in France but ultimately underwhelms.
The script is banal, but the acting company and the locations are easy on the eyes.
At times, it's amusing. At times, it's tragic. At times, it's romantic. But, like many vacations, it's way, way too long.
Little White Lies is less a portrait of the poignance and beauty of lasting, mostly platonic relationships than a lesson in how to be a shitty friend.
You go from sympathizing with [the characters] to wishing their time together would just end already.
By the end of the two-and-a-half hour running time, the combined efforts of the talented actors on board manage to produce a satisfying emotional finale.
A bloated, melodramatic and ultimately emotionally impenetrable affair, centering around a collection of Parisian friends whose bonds are tested when one of their group is involved in an automobile accident.
I just looked over the notepad on which I jotted my thoughts about the movie and I see that, at one point, for reasons I no longer remember, I was solving a math problem.
Who needs visual fireworks when you can just shoot a close-up of Marion Cotillard?
...plays a bit like "The Big Chill"...with Dujardin in the Costner role. It's too long and not all the stories work as well as others, but it does work as a series of shallow character studies coming together for a more in-depth group portrait.
Starts well but slides, and should have dropped at least one of the subplots.
Audience Reviews for Little White Lies
- Vincent: The crash was my fault?
- Max: It's the landlord!
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