Beautiful Lies

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"Love. Hard to find. Easy to fake."
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.4  (7,543)

Beautiful Lies (2010) is a French romantic comedy film directed by Pierre Salvadori, and starring Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, and Sami Bouajila. The story follows Emilie (Tautou), a salon owner who receives a love letter from a secret admirer. Instead of facing the truth, she lies to her mother Maddy (Baye) and employees, who then start to help her find the man she believes is the letter writer.

The plot of Beautiful Lies is set in a quaint coastal village in France. Emilie is a single mother who manages a hairdressing salon owned by her mother, Maddy. The salon is frequented by locals from all walks of life and is the center of the town's gossip. The opening scene of the movie introduces Emilie as a romantic idealist who establishes beauty as the core of her salon while remaining distant from any romantic pursuits after her breakup with a lover.

The story unfolds when Emilie receives a love letter from a secret admirer. Instead of discovering his identity, she confronts him over the phone and angrily ends the affair. Her mother, Maddy, who has been eavesdropping, is devastated for her daughter and decides to take action. Maddy secretly advertises the letter in the personals column, and before Emilie can stop her, receives a list of names who have secretly written to her daughter.

As Emilie tracks down the letter writer, she soon discovers love letters written by other men who had fallen in love with her at different times. In order to keep track of everything that was happening, she enlists the help of her employee, Jean (Bouajila), which leads to complications as Jean starts to grow feelings for Emilie.

Amidst all of this, the salon's business starts to dwindle, and Emilie feels the weight of managing the salon whilst managing her personal life. Her mother, Maddy, is diagnosed with cancer, and she cannot tell Emilie. She often silently suffers while watching her daughter navigate her way through various romantic affairs.

Through a series of romantic mishaps, Beautiful Lies brings the characters together in a touching way. The film explores a range of different love dynamics and shows beautiful, funny ways that people may find love. The movie is visually stunning, showcasing beautiful coastal landscapes and features a diverse cast of characters.

Tautou, who rose to prominence with her role in Amelie (2001), gives a beautiful performance as the lonely Emilie looking for love while managing a business and a chaotic family life. Baye is charming as Emilie's overprotective mother, who tries to be supportive in her own loving but misguided way. Bouajila is fantastic as the salon employee who harbors a crush on Emilie, adding a sense of light-heartedness to the film.

Beautiful Lies, for the most part, has been positively reviewed by many critics, with many praising the film's performances and use of humor. It is a feel-good romantic comedy that captures the essence of small-town life with fantastic characters and a heartwarming storyline.

In conclusion, Beautiful Lies is a charming romantic comedy that explores love dynamics in a unique way. With stunning visuals, loveable characters, and a memorable soundtrack, it's a must-watch for anyone looking for a feel-good movie. The film is entertaining, engaging, and features a great cast that makes the storyline shine.

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    1 hr 45 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (7,543)