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Review: Little White Lies

Guillaume Canet's follow-up to Tell No One
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 11, 2012
3.0 3.0 Stars

Filmmaker Guillaume Canet's follow-up to his very popular noir Tell No One is an old-fashioned, enjoyable, The Big Chill-style romp by the seaside featuring, as vacationing Parisian yuppies, a stellar cast of French actors — Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, etc. — having relationship issues. Obsessed by their problems, they've somehow forgotten their pal Ludo (The Artist's Jean Dujardin), back home in a hospital after a severe motorcycle accident. Canet's extremely engaging film, both funny and tender, is marred by a schmaltzy, fake concluding act. But the long-take opening sequence? Marrying Scorsese and Orson Welles, it's amazingly choreographed and shot, ending in shock.

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