Little White Lies 2012 NR CC

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LITTLE WHITE LIES is a sparkling comedy-drama from Guillaume Canet (Tell No One). Starring Marion Cotillard, François Cluzet and Jean Dujardin, this heartfelt story follows the dilemmas of a circle of friends on their annual summer vacation after tragedy has struck one of their own. With its nostalgic soundtrack of classic hits, LITTLE WHITE LIES is a contemporary spin on The Big Chill.

Starring:
François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard
Runtime:
2 hours 35 minutes

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Little White Lies

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Guillaume Canet
Starring François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard
Supporting actors Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton, Pascale Arbillot, Anne Marivin, Louise Monot, Joël Dupuch, Hocine Mérabet, Matthieu Chedid, Maxim Nucci, Néo Broca, Marc Mairé, Jeanne Dupuch, Mado Mérabet, Sara Martins, Edouard Montoute
Studio MPI Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

All the actors gave great performances.
Richard Fry
It is a great movie and like most great French movies, the characters are well developed.
zeus
When I was in France a couple of years ago and saw this movie, I knew I had to have it!
Abigail Carr

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Robert Amsel on March 3, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Since I have an all-region DVD player, I was able to enjoy this exquisite movie about a group of friends who decide to take a previously planned vacation after one of them (played by Academy Award winner, Jean Dujardin) gets seriously injured in an accident. This character-driven movie deals with lies we tell ourselves, lies we tell others to keep face, and the consequences, positive or negative, for sometimes telling the truth. At the heart of it is the acceptance of friends for who they are, with their human frailties exposed. The ending, like the coming together of a complex tapestry, is extremely powerful and emotionally moving. There's not a false note in the fine ensemble cast. I sincerely hope that a Region 1 version will be released in the near future for North American consumption.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 16, 2013
Format: DVD
Guillaume Canet creates films (Tell No One, Whatever You Say, J'peux pas dormir..., Je taim) that though they are about love, loss and life, they probe more deeply into the human condition than the glossy entertaining surface can conceal. In the end all of his films demand that the viewer connects to his concept of the flow of life and death and those aspects of living that make a difference. Les petits mouchoirs AKA Little White Lies magnifies these attributes. The story is so conversationally written that for a while it is difficult to pull together where the film is going, but by the end of the film the audience is so choked by the discoveries revealed that tears and a stunned afterburn are inevitable.

Every year, Max Cantara (François Cluzet), a successful restaurant owner, and Véronique (Valérie Bonneton), his eco-friendly wife invite a their close-knit circle of friends to their beautiful Cap Ferrat beach house near Bordeaux to celebrate the birthday of Antoine (Laurent Lafitte) and kick-start the vacation. But, this year, before they all leave Paris, their mutual friend Ludo (Jean Dujardin) is hurt in a serious motocycle accident, ends up the ICU and as the doctors say nothing can be done to change things for at least two weeks, the friends all proceed with their plans for vacation: no one stays behind to be supportive of Ludo, not even his apparent love partner Marie (Marion Cotillard). This 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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Looney on September 20, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I loved this film! Saw it at the Reed College French House. The actors are so expressive and beautiful. I hope they release this for the US. It finds a balance between art and realism and feeling empty and feeling alive. Fantastic soundtrack and a great intro to French cinema. I DESPERATELY WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN AND HOPE TO SEE IT ON NETFLIX OR ITUNES OR ON DVD FOR OUR REGION :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nomdeplume on February 16, 2014
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Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) in an accurate and unfortunately sad representation of the life of friends who, despite one of theirs being in critical care following a motorcycle accident, go on with their vacation, abandoning said friend in Paris. Characters are well depicted and the cast of actors impressive. The film is somehow reminiscent of an American classic, The Big Chill. Even though one man is in the hospital fighting for his life, each character continues on with every day life and its insignificance. Characters impersonate archetypes: the rich guy, full of himself and always stressed and rude, the unhappy womanizer, the ambiguous bisexual good looking seductress, etc... surrounded by children who see their parents drink, smoke, have fun, argue, and so on. The decor is nice: the Atlantic coast of France, near the famous dune of Pila. Only one person is genuine: Jean-Louis, the local fisherman, who at the end of the film will break the bad news to the bunch, and make them realize how selfish their behavior is.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Abigail Carr on March 28, 2013
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When I was in France a couple of years ago and saw this movie, I knew I had to have it! When it finally became available in the US, I was ecstatic! This movie has so many themes and I notice something different about it each time. I am sure that I will be watching it for years to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Price on November 25, 2013
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...fascinating movie to watch...complex characters
& relationships...drama, with some laughable moments along
the way...thought-provoking at turns...well-done.
Would watch it again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Movie Junkie on September 5, 2013
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Great movie about couples on vacation. Loved the coastal setting in France and the interesting story line. Like a vacation in your living room.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Jewell Michael on March 3, 2014
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My husband and I really enjoyed this French movie with English subtitles. It has been compared to The Big Chill, and I think the comparison is apt. We enjoyed the humor, the complexity of the characters, and the soundtrack. I highly recommend this film for people who like foreign movies.
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