Not on the Lips
Not on the Lips (2004)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I can't think of another French movie that's given me as much pleasure in years.

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Greg Muskewitz

Pleasurable on so many different levels.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Performances are hilariously camp and broad, yet somehow manage to get beneath the surface

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Judith Prescott
Hollywood Reporter

The movie oozes kitsch but is not without class.

Empire Magazine

Artfully staged and enthusiastically performed but unavoidably pretentious.

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Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Collapses under the weight of its own theatricality.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If light opera is your thing, this one is lovable and soulful.

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Jamie Russell

This is a triumph of style over substance.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
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… More
Leigh Ryan
Utter madness and quite charming. Funny, crazy, musical.
Doctor Strangeblog
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… More