A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
As usual I won't try to resume the story since so many have done so and much better I'd put it. But our group of Six, three couples enjoyed it thoroughly. We've seen Audrey Tautou in quite a few movies by now and yes we did laugh a lot and sometimes loud. So if some reviewers want to put it down so be it but I think it should not deter anyone else to be well entertain. I get a little amused when I see some of those critics about the story falling in "very predictable" along other criticism. But I seem to remember in my early years around Paris going to the "Comedie Francaise" with our class, and for a "penny" thus perched on the very top of the theater we would laugh our belly out watching plays like "Tartuffe" sometimes corny to the most and predictable to no end but always very funny. Don't quote me on Moliere's Tartuffe as it is simply one of the play title I just remember. The point these were masters plays and their "farces" were very funny too. Although I'm sure one could just as easily pull them a part. Going back to "Beautiful Lies" (and why this language decided this tittle against the French literal translation " 'Some' True Lies)? I think it sustained a good pace and good timing to let us appreciate the humour. I, perhaps, would have like a more speedy and decisive ending once everyone knew what really had happened - however this really would only apply to the last ten minutes. Don't fear go and see it. It'll take your trouble away for the duration!
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