Little White Lies
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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 Joplin, Nina Simone and others, Little White Lies is a contemporary spin on The Big Chill, a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Little White Lies" is a bit too long, but has plenty of Gallic charm."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The overall tone of "Little White Lies" feels off, or maybe it just doesn't translate to American audiences."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Laura Kern, Film Comment Magazine
"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."
‑ Brent Simon,
"...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."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A sprawling, initially engaging French comedy-drama that became a hit in France but ultimately underwhelms."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"You go from sympathizing with [the characters] to wishing their time together would just end already."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"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."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Starts well but slides, and should have dropped at least one of the subplots."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The script is banal, but the acting company and the locations are easy on the eyes."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"As the movie wears on ... the melodrama amps up to a final scene capable of draining any remaining pathos."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"Who needs visual fireworks when you can just shoot a close-up of Marion Cotillard?"
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"It lasts an astonishing 154 minutes, pushing on so far past its expiration date that you'll squirm uncomfortably for the final act."
‑ Robert Levin, amNewYork
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