Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Not on the Lips

2003 1h 52m Drama List
75% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 52% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
In 1925 France, Gilberte (Sabine Azéma) tries to stop her secret ex-husband, Eric (Lambert Wilson), from telling her current husband, Georges (Pierre Arditi), about her past. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

View All (8) Critics Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader I can't think of another French movie that's given me as much pleasure in years. Rated: 4/4 Mar 18, 2005 Full Review Empire Magazine Artfully staged and enthusiastically performed but unavoidably pretentious. Rated: 2/5 May 14, 2004 Full Review Jamie Russell This is a triumph of style over substance. Rated: 3/5 May 1, 2004 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews If light opera is your thing, this one is lovable and soulful. Rated: A Sep 6, 2007 Full Review Greg Muskewitz Pleasurable on so many different levels. Rated: 4/5 Jun 1, 2004 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Performances are hilariously camp and broad, yet somehow manage to get beneath the surface Rated: 4/5 Mar 22, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (42) audience reviews
Audience Member pretty good rom-dram Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Spirited comedic operetta set in 1925 as a high society woman's husband meets her ex-husband for a major business deal while each unaware she had previously married the other. I don't like musicals as a rule but when a cast shows a level of commitment on par with Chicago or Moulin Rouge then I capitulate. This cast surely had to know their stuff on par with a true live show performance as the very long takes and pinpoint timing must've required many many hours of rehearsal. Audrey Tautou sparkles as a supporting character and comes in 5th or 6th in screen time, while it's Isabelle Nanty playing her older sister who gets the best lines, sometimes speaking directly to camera and the audience. Script includes some witty satirization of art movements and the people who only follow the hottest trend, for example the hot ticket is for a new ballet with a seal as the leading dancer, and Cubism has been supplanted by Spherism. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member funny and whimsical, as tautou does best... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member alain resnaisnin 2003 yapimi muzikal filmi..1925 yilinda andrà (C) barde ve maurice yvain tarafindan paris de theatre des nouveautes de *sahnelenen bir operetden uyarlama.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny and entertaining musical which remains very shallow. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Pour Audrey seulement, il faut vraiment aimé l'opérette et le style très posé de Resnais...en plus certains acteurs ne chantent même pas bien! A eviter! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Not on the Lips

My Rating


Cast & Crew

Mommy 89% 89% Mommy The Wait 73% 54% The Wait TRAILER for The Wait Belle Toujours 71% 45% Belle Toujours Thérèse 52% 38% Thérèse My Afternoons with Margueritte 85% 79% My Afternoons with Margueritte Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

Movie Info

Synopsis In 1925 France, Gilberte (Sabine Azéma) tries to stop her secret ex-husband, Eric (Lambert Wilson), from telling her current husband, Georges (Pierre Arditi), about her past.
Alain Resnais
Bruno Pèsery
André Barde
Original Language
Canadian French
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 22, 2005
1h 52m