Not on the Lips
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A high-society housewife finds her social standing threatened when her American ex-husband arrives in Paris in Hiroshima Mon Amour director Alain Resnais' adaptation of André Barde's farcical 1920s-era operetta. With money to spare and a lavish home, Gilberte Valandray (Sabine Azéma) spends most of her days relaxing and enjoying the company of close friend Huguette (Audrey Tautou). When Gilberte learns that her ex-husband Georges Valandray (Pierre Arditi) has arrived in Paris, her desperate bid to keep her past hidden from her current husband is further complicated by the constant… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I can't think of another French movie that's given me as much pleasure in years."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Pleasurable on so many different levels."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"Performances are hilariously camp and broad, yet somehow manage to get beneath the surface"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The movie oozes kitsch but is not without class."
‑ Judith Prescott, Hollywood Reporter
"Artfully staged and enthusiastically performed but unavoidably pretentious."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Collapses under the weight of its own theatricality."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"If light opera is your thing, this one is lovable and soulful."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"This is a triumph of style over substance."
‑ Jamie Russell,
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