Beautiful Lies
De vrais mensonges
France, 2010, 105 minutes, SD
Love. Hard to find. Easy to fake.
Beautiful Lies Synopsis

Emilie (Audrey Tautou) puts all her heart into running her busy hairdressing salon in sunny South of France. Meanwhile, her mother (Nathalie Baye), has had her heart broken, and needs love. When Emilie starts receiving anonymous love letters, she decides to send them on to her mother, sparking confusion, complications and dilemmas when the secret admirer (Sami Bouajila) is revealed. A refreshing comedy of errors from the director of PRICELESS and the star of AMELIE and COCO BEFORE CHANEL.

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Reviewed by jeteli
This film is a second team-up of Tautou and director Salvadori after the movie Priceless, and like the previous one, it's a light comedy genre with a touch of love... more
This film is a second team-up of Tautou and director Salvadori after the movie Priceless, and like the previous one, it's a light comedy genre with a touch of love and romance. I found a handful of colorful characters in this film aside of course from Tautou as Emilie, she is funny in her own way. Baye as her mother is an interesting character; heartbroken and can't still accept the fact that her husband left her for a younger girl; Bouajila as Jean the anonymous letter writer was outstanding and expressive; Paulette as the nervous receptionist at Emilie's hair salon was also an attention-getter for her queer character. There are scenes that had me laughing out loud, like that scene where Emilie visited Jean at his apartment. This is a fun movie to watch with your family or loved one on a weekend. 
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Reviewed by nikkareyes
A daughter's intention to make her mother happy but with disastrous results. This film tackles a daughter's love for her mother, who does an unexpected thing to inspire her; send... more
A daughter's intention to make her mother happy but with disastrous results. This film tackles a daughter's love for her mother, who does an unexpected thing to inspire her; send an anonymous letter originally sent to her by an admirer. The deception and the consequences ultimately pile up and ultimately Emilie owes up to her mistake, even as it seems quite late for that. Bouajila as Jean, the unsuspecting victim-cum-Emilie's secret admirer delivers a glowing performance, very expressive, spontaneous and heartfelt. Baye as Maddy, Emilie's mother is so classy, funny and convincing even as she runs around barefoot and with dishevelled hair.  Of course, a happy ending is surely in place here, with Emilie getting a dose of her own medicine, but for her own good and happiness. This is a film that I really enjoyed watching and I enjoin you to watch this, too! 
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Reviewed by josephcalingasa
Genuinely entertained with this quirky film! Tautou as Emilie was irridiscent, comedic and charming but Nathalie Baye as her mother was a shining splendor, a genuine talent to behold.  Director... more
Genuinely entertained with this quirky film! Tautou as Emilie was irridiscent, comedic and charming but Nathalie Baye as her mother was a shining splendor, a genuine talent to behold.  Director Salvadori sure packs one powerhouse of a cast with this movie, as Sami Bouajila, who portrays Jean, the love letter writer/ employee of Emilie was very commendable, not surprising for an actor who has acting awards to his belt. It's a fun comedy and romance movie to watch with the twists here and there that will warm your hearts. Highly recommended! 
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Reviewed by amyfaulkner
What a fantastic Amélie-esque performance from Tatou as the well meaning and strong-willed Émilie who is desperate to drag her mother out of her pitiable state of post-divorce depression.... more
What a fantastic Amélie-esque performance from Tatou as the well meaning and strong-willed Émilie who is desperate to drag her mother out of her pitiable state of post-divorce depression. Little does she know however, that her one small gesture in good faith will land her in disaster after disaster. At times you don't want to look. At times neither do they and choose instead to knock back yet another straight vodka. This film offers everything you could possibly want from a feel-good comedy, not to mention a welcome reminder that often, love is blind.
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  • Great acting performances. Nathalie Baye was  also a scene-stealer and lent great support to  Audrey Tautou. 

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  • Great acting performances. Nathalie Baye was  also a scene-stealer and lent great support to  Audrey Tautou. 
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  • Another great performance from Tatou!

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  • Another great performance from Tatou!
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