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Little White Lies (2010)

Les petits mouchoirs (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 20 October 2010 (France)
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A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.

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Max Cantara
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Vincent Ribaud
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Éric
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Ludo
Laurent Lafitte ...
Antoine
Valérie Bonneton ...
Véronique Cantara
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Isabelle Ribaud
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Juliette
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Léa
Joël Dupuch ...
Jean-Louis
Hocine Mérabet ...
Nassim
Matthieu Chedid ...
Raphaël
Maxim Nucci ...
Franck
Néo Broca ...
Elliot
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Every year, Max, a successful restaurant owner, and Véro, his eco-friendly wife invite a merry group of friends to their beautiful beach house to celebrate Antoine's birthday and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their buddy Ludo is hurt in a serious accident, which sets off a dramatic chain of reactions and emotional responses. The eagerly anticipated vacation leads each of the protagonists to raise the little veils that for years they have draped over what bothers and upsets them. Pretenses become increasingly hard to keep up. Until the moment when the truth finally catches up with them all... Written by The Film Catalogue

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The one thing friends can't escape is a few home truths.

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20 October 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Pequeñas mentiras sin importancia  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£125,273 (UK) (15 April 2011)

Gross:

$183,662 (USA) (21 September 2012)
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The film was France's highest-grossing film in 2010, with more than 5 million tickets sold. See more »

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Eric sends a text message to Marie's cell phone to call him back urgently, while he is in the restaurant with the blonde actress. Marie's cell phone beeps when receiving this text message, but when Marie opens the text message, the cell phone's display shows that it is set on mute ("silencieux"). See more »

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Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: 03/06/2011 (2011) See more »

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Bonjour Jeanne
Written and performed by Joël Dupuch
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Nice idea not well executed
29 January 2012 | by (Macedonia, (The Former Yugoslav Republic of)) – See all my reviews

I had so many expectations for this movie knowing that the actors are first class, but it all disappeared somewhere by the middle. First of all, because it was way too long.

In 2,5 hours I couldn't find myself sympathizing with any of the characters simply because they weren't crafted well enough. I don't think that it was the actor's fault that the movie lost its credibility. I think it was just the weak script. The director could have made it shorter but much more appealing. It could have been done with stronger dialogues or monologues.

I hate it when a movie ends (especially after 2,5 hours) and I can't find any moral of the story. If the director wanted to tell us that they weren't real friends - he succeeded, but we figured that out at the beginning when they all went on vacation while their "friend" was dying in the hospital. I was hoping for something deeper.

I know some people loved the reality of it, but I just couldn't see it.

Oh, and it's such a pity that we didn't see more of Jean Dujardin.


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