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Beautiful Lies (2010)
"De vrais mensonges" (original title)

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A hairdresser forwards a passionate love letter to her mother.



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Cast overview:
Émilie Dandrieux
Maddy Dandrieux
Stéphanie Lagarde ...
Judith Chemla ...
Cécile Boland ...
La cliente à la frange
Didier Brice ...
L'homme au magazine
Daniel Duval ...
Le père d'Émilie
Yilin Yang ...
Cliente chinoise 1
Lan Qui ...
Cliente chinoise 2
Patrice Bouret ...
Monsieur Pastor
Paul Morgan ...
Mister Isaac
Santiago Reyes ...
Le traducteur


Following a breakdown, multi-lingual Jean quits his job as a UNESCO translator to become handyman at Emilie's hair salon. Smitten by her he writes her a love letter but she thinks it comes from an elderly admirer and sends it on to her mother Maddy, who needs cheering after her husband left. Eventually Maddy comes to the conclusion that Jean is her secret admirer and Emilie plays up to this to keep her mother content and sane. When Emile tells the truth neither Maddy or Jean are pleased but love eventually finds a way to make them all happy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Sometimes a little white lie can change everything


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11 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a light romantic comedy from France that actually does have a few edges. Which means it's not too straightforward, but it also means that it has some story developments that might not be to your liking. Especially if you believe the cover text (about this having the heights of Amelie).

Do not even think about Amelie (it might seem difficult but our Amelie sweetheart is capable of being someone else too), because this will spoil your movie experience. I liked this a lot because, the characters seem so real and therefor you really feel for the people/characters and what they are going through. Not everyones taste obviously this is a nice touch on a genre :o)

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