Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges)
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Beautiful Lies (Full Treatment)(De vrais mensonges)
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 -… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The script grinds its way through sundry reversals, initial jollity giving way to plodding rigmarole."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A romantic comedy too flimsily plotted to qualify as a farce."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Winsome in the extreme and a bit chauvinist too."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"This was an opportunity for Tautou to represent a new kind of romantic anti-heroine, but nobody seemed to be interested."
‑ Matt Bochenski, Little White Lies
"Fans of Tautou will enjoy watching a film that's nicely shot and quite amusing at times, but this is sadly no Amelie."
‑ Roz Laws, Birmingham Post
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The plot is hoary and eventually saccharine."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Silly but amiable..."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"It's frisky and watchable, at least until the untangling of feelings reveals there's little but contrivance keeping it afloat."
‑ , Daily Telegraph
"The French, perhaps, like this sort of comedy of chaos a mite more than we do, but Beautiful Lies is enjoyable enough."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"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."
‑ Philip Concannon, The Skinny
"Generally light and frothy, the film's direction and ending is wholly predictable but Tautou helps to make the journey worthwhile."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Only Sami Bouajila, playing the bemused, overeducated handyman-in-the-middle, emerges with his dignity relatively intact."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"The film is full of sub-Marivaux comic contrivances, ersatz Gallic charm - the kind you can squeeze from a tube - and whimsical improbability."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Watchable French romcom (or Fromcom) that doesn't quite pull off the magic of either Priceless or Heartrbeaker but succeeds thanks to an amusing script and winning performances from its three leads."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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