La Petite Lili
La Petite Lili (2004)

When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili--a sexy young local girl--to his famous actress mother Mado, and her lover Brice, an accomplished film director, an unraveling of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 12, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Porton
Chicago Reader

[La Petite Lili] remains a decidedly halfhearted attempt to rework the romantic entanglements of The Seagull.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Miller, a French director of dry humor and great skill, has taken the Chekhov outline and updated it to present-day France, substituting the cinema for literature.

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Christopher Null

those hoping for a dramatic finish are going to come up short

Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Miller crafts a warmly, but not entirely optimistic fable about the salutary power of lazy afternoons, meals taken at dusk beneath outdoor tents and, ultimately, of moviemaking itself.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Like the play, it's acutely perceptive, universally empathetic and humane.

Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

It's a simple story, but it's sort of satisfying to see the way they come full circle, using 'the movie within the movie' concept to wrap everything up.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

A film that adapts the basic Russian classic and then breaks away in more ways than just the setting.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Talky, pointless exercise.

Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A rather slight work, but especially for those acquainted with 'The Seagull' it should prove an intriguing exercise in translation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
Quite an entertaining tale of a young girl taking advantage of what is before her to launch a career in film. There are scars, and hearts are broken, but life… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"La Petite Lili" takes place in the French countryside where Julien(Robinson Stevenin) is a budding filmmaker who has just… More