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Read My Lips (2001)

Sur mes lèvres (original title)
She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.

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Pierre Diot ...
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Loïc Le Page ...
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Young secretary Carla is a long-time employee of a property development company. Loyal and hardworking, first to arrive and last to leave, Carla is beginning to chafe at the limitations of her career and is looking to move up. But as a 35-five-year-old woman with a hearing deficiency, she is not sure how to climb out of her humdrum life, though she is confident in her own abilities. Into her life comes Paul Angeli, a new trainee she decides to hire. Paul is 25 years old and completely unskilled, but Carla covers for him when the need arises because of his other qualities - he's a thief, fresh out of jail and very good-looking. It's a case of good meeting bad. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Il va lui apprendre les mauvaises manières... Elle lui apprendra les bonnes. See more »


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Rated R for language, violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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26 July 2002 (USA)  »

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FRF 49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$909,354 (France), 19 October 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,080, 7 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,359,133, 1 December 2002
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When she passes out she is wearing a sweater set, she is revived by unbuttoning her blouse, but is back in the sweater set to meet with her boss. See more »

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Referenced in Un heureux événement (2011) See more »

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Hands Up
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What A Wonderful Film
16 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie over the span of two days. The whole day after watching the first part, I was distracted by recollections of the imagery and just basic feel of the movie and couldn't wait to see the rest.

It was so refreshing to see a movie with a captivating plot and sensuality without excessive sexuality. The directing and editing tied everything together wonderfully. Definitely a nail-biter towards the end and fast-paced enough to keep one interested but not so much so that it leaves one confused.

I can't think of anything negative to say about it. If only they made movies this good in America these days.....


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