Beautiful Lies: Movie Review
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
Director: Pierre Salvadon
Amelie's Tautou stars as Emilie in this French romantic comedy about little
Emilie is a partner in a hairdressing business - one day she receives an
anonymous love letter from Jean (Bouajila) who works with her. But she dismisses
it and carries on with her life.
However, realizing her mother Maddy's yet to recover from her father walking
out on them four years ago, she decides to take that letter and retype it,
changing the intended addressee and sending it to her depressed mom.
But, that rejuvenates Maddy and sets in motion a chain of events which
spirals out into farcical consequences.
Tautou is perfectly fine in the role; one minute all wide eyed and the next
haughty and cross; while she has a bit of spark about her, it's only really at
the start of this film that you're carried along with the premise. About a third
of the way in, it becomes a little too farcical for you to care as the
misunderstandings escalate and a somewhat strange situation/ triangle develops
between Jean, Maddy and Emilie.
Beautiful Lies is a piece of French fluff; beautifully shot in a bright
French town - it has all the breeziness within but is insubstantial and