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Les petits mouchoirs (2010)

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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Guillaume Canet

Writer:

Guillaume Canet (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Cluzet ... Max Cantara
Marion Cotillard ... Marie
Benoît Magimel ... Vincent Ribaud
Gilles Lellouche ... Éric
Jean Dujardin ... Ludo
Laurent Lafitte ... Antoine
Valérie Bonneton Valérie Bonneton ... Véronique Cantara
Pascale Arbillot ... Isabelle Ribaud
Anne Marivin ... Juliette
Louise Monot ... Léa
Joël Dupuch Joël Dupuch ... Jean-Louis
Hocine Mérabet Hocine Mérabet ... Nassim
Matthieu Chedid Matthieu Chedid ... Raphaël
Maxim Nucci Maxim Nucci ... Franck
Néo Broca Néo Broca ... Elliot
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 October 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Pequeñas mentiras sin importancia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,130,839 (France), 24 October 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,035, 31 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$206,088

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,315,368
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie that Eric and Marie are watching is Scarecrow (1973), with Al Pacino and Gene Hackman. See more »

Goofs

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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Not a good French Movie..
29 July 2012 | by juanitobanana2145See all my reviews

Though parts of the movie might be enjoyable, characters don't succeed in building a plausible plot. This isn't a consequence of the actors' performance which goes from correct to very good, but it is due to a deep weakness of the whole of the script. It lacks order, fails in getting rid of some parts that are not only not necessary, but also harmful for the storytelling. Much of the situations and relationships are much too false to construct a movie. And I don't believe a different script-writing would have succeeded in doing so. While the movie pretends to be deeper than a comedy, it is much too superficial; much remains unexplained, and too many topics are boringly recurring. Even the few surprises in the plot lack of narrative power to change the overall.


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