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Review by Barbara Snitzer
Little White Lies (Les Petits Mouchoirs) is a uniquely French ensemble film that thinks it.s the Gallic version of The Big Chill. Those who love French films will be entertained, but I couldn.t get past one early improbable scene that buttresses one of several plot lines. Tant pis.
The movie follows a group of middle-aged friends who follow through on their vacation plans after one of them, Ludo (Jean Dujardin, who has about as many lines as he did in The Artist), is critically injured in a car crash. Their dilemma is very inconvenient and quickly resolved. They rationalize that a beachside toast to Ludo will have a greater net benefit than keeping vigil in Paris so off they go.
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Title: Little White Lies (Les petits mouchoirs) Mpi Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten Grade: B Director: Guillaume Canet Screenwriter: Guillaume Canet Cast: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Velerie Bonneton, Pascale Arbillot Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 8/8/12 Opens: August 24, 2012 The most shattering climax in the movies this year is not Aaron Cross’s motorcycle chase in “The Bourne Legacy.” Words often have more impact than mere physical mayhem. Points of greatest blockbuster tension can speed the heart and raise the blood pressure, but they rarely draw intentional laughter or tears from an audience. In “Little White Lies,” written and directed [ Read More ] »
- Harvey Karten
Before French charmer Jean Dujardin was hoofing and heartbreaking in the Oscar-winning silent romance The Artist, he joined a cast stacked with incredible French film stars including The Dark Knight Rises's Marion Cotillard and The Intouchables's François Cluzet for the 2010 ensemble dramedy Little White Lies. Actor turned filmmaker Guillaume Canet wrote and directed the feature, which focuses on a tight-knit group of friends who annually share a jubilant extended vacation together. However, the light-hearted joy of these festivities is shattered when one of their group suffers a horrible car accident. With his survival uncertain, the others begin assigning blame, bringing to light the many truths they'd long kept hidden. To bring an intimacy to the cast and a familiarity to their environment, Canet had the performers live together in the house that would be the principal shooting location for three days. The move paid off, as Little White Lies »
3 items from 2012
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