Not on the Lips Reviews

  • Mar 27, 2014

    pretty good rom-dram

    pretty good rom-dram

  • Doctor S Super Reviewer
    Dec 22, 2011

    Spirited comedic operetta set in 1925 as a high society woman's husband meets her ex-husband for a major business deal while each unaware she had previously married the other. I don't like musicals as a rule but when a cast shows a level of commitment on par with Chicago or Moulin Rouge then I capitulate. This cast surely had to know their stuff on par with a true live show performance as the very long takes and pinpoint timing must've required many many hours of rehearsal. Audrey Tautou sparkles as a supporting character and comes in 5th or 6th in screen time, while it's Isabelle Nanty playing her older sister who gets the best lines, sometimes speaking directly to camera and the audience. Script includes some witty satirization of art movements and the people who only follow the hottest trend, for example the hot ticket is for a new ballet with a seal as the leading dancer, and Cubism has been supplanted by Spherism.

    Spirited comedic operetta set in 1925 as a high society woman's husband meets her ex-husband for a major business deal while each unaware she had previously married the other. I don't like musicals as a rule but when a cast shows a level of commitment on par with Chicago or Moulin Rouge then I capitulate. This cast surely had to know their stuff on par with a true live show performance as the very long takes and pinpoint timing must've required many many hours of rehearsal. Audrey Tautou sparkles as a supporting character and comes in 5th or 6th in screen time, while it's Isabelle Nanty playing her older sister who gets the best lines, sometimes speaking directly to camera and the audience. Script includes some witty satirization of art movements and the people who only follow the hottest trend, for example the hot ticket is for a new ballet with a seal as the leading dancer, and Cubism has been supplanted by Spherism.

  • Apr 09, 2011

    funny and whimsical, as tautou does best...

    funny and whimsical, as tautou does best...

  • Feb 08, 2011

    alain resnaisnin 2003 yapimi muzikal filmi..1925 yilinda andrà (C) barde ve maurice yvain tarafindan paris de theatre des nouveautes de *sahnelenen bir operetden uyarlama..

    alain resnaisnin 2003 yapimi muzikal filmi..1925 yilinda andrà (C) barde ve maurice yvain tarafindan paris de theatre des nouveautes de *sahnelenen bir operetden uyarlama..

  • Jan 29, 2010

    Funny and entertaining musical which remains very shallow.

    Funny and entertaining musical which remains very shallow.

  • Aug 01, 2009

    Pour Audrey seulement, il faut vraiment aimé l'opérette et le style très posé de Resnais...en plus certains acteurs ne chantent même pas bien! A eviter!

    Pour Audrey seulement, il faut vraiment aimé l'opérette et le style très posé de Resnais...en plus certains acteurs ne chantent même pas bien! A eviter!

  • Alice S Super Reviewer
    Jun 13, 2009

    Textbook definition of how NOT to film a musical. The blocking and cinematography are so static. Even a stage musical would have been directed better than this. The <i>Midsummer Night's</i>-esque story gets cuter in the third act, but on the whole, a shallow farce. Isabelle Nanty is quite good.

    Textbook definition of how NOT to film a musical. The blocking and cinematography are so static. Even a stage musical would have been directed better than this. The <i>Midsummer Night's</i>-esque story gets cuter in the third act, but on the whole, a shallow farce. Isabelle Nanty is quite good.

  • May 12, 2009

    Couldn't get into it. Fun watching Audrey sing, though.

    Couldn't get into it. Fun watching Audrey sing, though.

  • Mar 07, 2009

    GREAT!!!! Resnais's film is never outdated!

    GREAT!!!! Resnais's film is never outdated!

  • Jan 17, 2009

    de--lightful movie. There are some scenes to be watched over. and songs to be heard again.

    de--lightful movie. There are some scenes to be watched over. and songs to be heard again.