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Little White Lies

Released Aug 24, 2012 2h 34m Comedy Drama List
41% Tomatometer 70 Reviews 64% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
After a traumatic event, friends go on a beach vacation where their relationships are sorely tested as they are forced to admit the little lies they have been telling one another. Read More Read Less
Little White Lies

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Little White Lies luxuriates in the company of its impressive cast and small-scale dilemmas to its detriment, yielding a comedy of initial charm that meanders into boredom.

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Laura Kern Film Comment Magazine Little White Lies is less a portrait of the poignance and beauty of lasting, mostly platonic relationships than a lesson in how to be a shitty friend. Jun 20, 2013 Full Review Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Little White Lies" is a bit too long, but has plenty of Gallic charm. Rated: 3/4 Oct 11, 2012 Full Review John Hartl Seattle Times A sprawling, initially engaging French comedy-drama that became a hit in France but ultimately underwhelms. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 27, 2012 Full Review Toni Vall Cinemanía (Spain) It is a film of emotional comings and goings, disappointments, silences and relapses. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Nov 4, 2019 Full Review Nicholas Bell The real power in Canet's Little White Lies is its group of familiar, loveable and likeable characters who all could be someone we would love to know and befriend. Jul 30, 2019 Full Review PJ Nabarro Patrick Nabarro Guillaume Canet's great mistake is in having the gall to craft a moral about the seeming pettiness and emotional blindness of this bunch of vacationing, bourgeois Parisiens. Rated: 2/5 Feb 3, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Sara A Loved it! Cluzet and Canet are hllarious. Cotillard is always good. They are laughing at themselves. They are far from perfect but flawed humans. They did a terrible thing by leaving their friend dying in hospital to go on vacation. But they admit their wrongs. The main thing is they live life to the fullest. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review colin m Enjoyable French black comedy. Interplay, highs and lows, between friends. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review jaime h I love this film! Such a great cast, fun story, great locations, made so well. Excellent film! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review vicenç p The majority of the AngloAmerican critics panned this movie. They are the same people who give 5 stars to "The Dark Knight Rises" and similar bombastic pastiches from Hollywood, proving once again that these "critics" are only able to praise all the movies "Made in USA" and do not understand a thing of real cinema. This movie is amazing. It is The Big Chill 2.0. Great cast, great script and true emotions. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Very entertaining. Certainly reminiscent of the Big Chill, (not a bad thing). A tad long, but worth it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Personajes muy humanos y reales, las actuaciones te hacen creer que lo son. Muy buena quimica entre el grupo. Desearia tener un grupo asi cada verano Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis After a traumatic event, friends go on a beach vacation where their relationships are sorely tested as they are forced to admit the little lies they have been telling one another.
Guillaume Canet
Alain Attal
Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Canet
Production Co
CinéCinéma, Cofinova 6, Caneo Films, M6, Les Productions du Trésor, La Compagnie Cinématographique Européenne, Europacorp Television, Panache Productions, EuropaCorp, M6 Films, W9, Canal+
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 24, 2012, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Oct 15, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
2h 34m