Do you ever feel like you want to watch a movie that feels like a sunshine smile on a beautiful face that warms the heart and touches the soul like a wing of a coquettish butterfly?
I picked Beautiful Lies a couple of weeks ago because it had Audrey Tautou on a cover and she doesn’t do bad movies. I loved it. It wasn’t just about the story, it was a feeling and scenes and little touches: outfits, simple but with every detail being sweet and perfect dialogues, deco, music and attitude to life. Nothing that could bear a “Made in Hollywood” stamp – everything was natural, including emotions, wrinkles, eye browse that moved, dust, sunshine and surroundings.
“What about the story?”, you ask. A girl (Audrey Tautou) who runs a hair salon hires a handsome over-educated handyman(Sami Bouajila) who falls in love with her. He writes a beautiful anonymous love letter, which the girl then uses as a template to send a love note to her mother (Nathalie Baye) to cheer her up. After creating the initial emotional mess worsened by the fact that the over educated handy man doesn’t follow his boss’s instructions very well, the girl realises that she is, in fact, in love with the guy. To cut the long story short, they meet up at an exhibition in Paris and finally admit their feelings. Everyone is happy. The end.
It was a movie I could watch over and over again and would definitely recommend.
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