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Only Sami Bouajila, playing the bemused, overeducated handyman-in-the-middle, emerges with his dignity relatively intact.
The script grinds its way through sundry reversals, initial jollity giving way to plodding rigmarole.
Immediately reminds you of half a dozen other better movies.
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.
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.
A romantic comedy too flimsily plotted to qualify as a farce.
The plot is hoary and eventually saccharine.
Generally light and frothy, the film's direction and ending is wholly predictable but Tautou helps to make the journey worthwhile.
Winsome in the extreme and a bit chauvinist too.
Silly but amiable...
This was an opportunity for Tautou to represent a new kind of romantic anti-heroine, but nobody seemed to be interested.
It's frisky and watchable, at least until the untangling of feelings reveals there's little but contrivance keeping it afloat.
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.
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!
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