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Beautiful and Unmissable,
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This review is from: Little White Lies [DVD] (DVD)
No one does movies like the French. Somehow they manage to capture the human condition in a most profound way. Think Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Mon Pere Ce Heros, The Grocer's Son.........
The characters in Little White Lies are very well developed and all of them, (even the bad tempered Max), are endearing. Because of the way the characters have been drawn, the storyline is complex and engaging, and it is a real tearjerker, which also makes you laugh out loud. Not many films are able to walk you through a whole range of human emotions in one sitting.
Even though the character Ludo, (around whom the story and other characters are woven), is not there in body, he is always present and again, its not easy to keep a character in someone's mind when he's off screen or not always involved in the dialogue. A real achievement.
This really is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. A real breath of freshair - head and shoulders above anything that Hollywood pumps out these days.
It's original, beautiful and unmissable.