Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges) Reviews
I have adored (still do) Audrey Tatou since "Amelie" and it´s hard to not get caught in her web of charm with her raven dark bob, doe-eyes and delicate appearance. However, when she is served a very unsympathetic character she kind of lose that charm no matter what, as in the case with Emilie Dandrieux. "De Vrais Mensonges" is very predictable, slightly unbalanced, stereotypical, simple in the structure and not that funny really. It´s only in the end the movie comes alive with some convincing emotions, but then it´s too late. Thus "De Vrais Mensonges" is not a must for Tatou fans.
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.
Not bad. It's not as entertaining as Amelie, but it's a sweet film, in general. As always, the actress Audrey Tautou was a delight to watch. So, see this if you like her! :)