Beautiful Lies

This is a first for me; a film post! I love the idea of watching films, but in reality it doesn’t happen much because I was blessed with the attention span of a toddler and no matter how good the film, I end up fidgeting and missing bits,
however, this doesn’t mean I don’t take an interest and I have an ever-growing list of films I’d love to see, especially when they feature an actress I admire; and for that reason I introduce “Beautiful Lies” starring the gorgeous Audrey Tatou, probably best known for Amelie fame.

The film follows Emilie (Audrey) who receives a love letter which she initially casts off, but then after seeing the anguish that her mother is going through with the breakup of her marriage decides to rewrite the letter and send it to her mother. This then backfires as her mother, totally transformed by the words of love, spirals into a quirky and hilarious love-triangle full of comedic Genius!

 30-year-old Emilie runs a hairdressing salon, and provides an endless stream of well-meaning advice to her clients and friends…

Sadly the one person she can’t seem to help is Maddy, her mother, who has given up the will to live since being left by her husband, who is now getting married to a much younger woman.

Jean, a young man who works for Emilie is secretly in love with her but a pathological shyness prevents him from declaring his feelings. Finally, unable to contain himself, he opens his heart in a passionate anonymous letter.

Emilie, entirely untouched by this secret confession love letter expresses her disinterest by throwing away the letter in front of the bashful Jean; But later, terrified to see her mother slipping deeper and deeper into despair, Emilie concocts a crazy plan: she’ll change the name at the top of the letter and send it to Maddy.

Deeply touched by this beautiful declaration of love, Maddy rediscovers the will to live and begins to watch for the mail. While she’s over the moon to see her mother returning to life, Emile is fully aware of the problems that lie ahead. Not only must she supply Maddy with more love letters, she must also find someone willing to play the author.

“Delightful, frothy, funny and romantic…”

Radio Times

“Matches the heights of Amelie…an enchanting romantic comedy”

Harvey Marcus, Marie Claire

Is this something you’ll be planning to see? I’m determined to actually go to the cinema this time rahter than wait for the DVD which I can stop and start as required (er, I started watching a film four months ago and still haven’t finished it!)

And yesterday’s outfit. Just because I had to toss it in there somewhere.

…Almost at the weekend folk!


Many thanks to Stuart for the photos and inforomation.

32 comments for “Beautiful Lies

  1. I freaking LOVE Audrey!! This movie sounds adorable and now I really want to see it! I didn’t even know it existed until this post! Hopefully it will come to the US soon! 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to see that film! I love Audrey Tautou! Love your dress by the way, it’s very pretty and has a nice sixties vibe to it 🙂 x

  3. This film looks so nice! I’m completely in love with Audrey Tatou <3

  4. Sounds like a good film and I do love your outfit.

    I was in H&M the other day and they had a gorgeous peter pan collar button down dress in tan and black and I immediately thought of you! I imagined you would like it. I tried it on and I loved it but I cannot really spend much more at the moment and I just bought 2 dresses from Topshop…naughty me!

  5. In love with Audrey Tatou, plus have quite a thing for French films. But I won’t be going to the cinema to see it, I am a fan of watching on dvds with my duvet, the ability to press pass when I want a cigarette/toilet/whatever.
    I would totally recommend you watch ‘Coco Before Chanel’ it’s Audrey again as Coco Chanel, it’s an awesome & just lovely film. Also ‘He loves me He loves me not’ – she plays a strange character & ‘Priceless’ – indulge m’dear in an Audrey moment!
    You as always look incredibly chic. x x x

  6. Love ms. Tatou and hope to watch this movie soon. Seems great.

  7. I loved her in the Coco Chanel film so will have to check this one out. Love your dress. A Peterpan collar dress is definitely on my wishlist for Autumn

  8. I was reading a review of this yesterday actually and really fancy it, must see if the one independent cinema within 50 miles has it on… Have you seen Priceless with Audrey in? Brilliant, soo funny and a bit sad too. Love her 🙂

  9. That looks like such a good film ! I’ll have to drag my daughter along I think (can’t see hubby sitting through it! haha)

    I lurrveeee you in that dress ! :0) xxxx

  10. Sounds like a great movie. I’ve loved Audrey Tautou since Amelie. She was fantastic in Priceless as well.

  11. D.

    I definitely want to watch this one!

  12. Looks super sweet my type of movie 🙂

  13. This sounds really good actually! Now to find someone willing to go see it with me..
    I’m usually just like you with films, can’t sit still long enough or I end up falling asleep lol :S


  14. Well I have to watch this! I love Tautou and the film looks really sweet, thanks for the tip!

  15. Great outfit! I can’t remember the last time I went to the cinema to see a film – I usually wait until they come out on dvd!!

  16. I love your dress – and I really want to see that film! xx

  17. your peter pan collar dress is so cute. Lace and collar = PERFECT. x

  18. I really like your blog and I can learn a lot from you, adding to bookmarks, such a interesting post!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

  19. Ok this sounds like something i wouold watch & i love the peter pan collar.Also, thanks for the well wishes, and greetings temporarily from greece!

  20. It looks quite predictable from the trailer, but it still looks like it could be enjoyable if it lives up to Amelie (which was great!)

  21. You look gorgeous! Also, Audrey is one of my little crushes after Amelie!

    Bhav x

  22. ooh this looks like such a fun film! Definitely gonig to put it on my ‘to watch’ list.

  23. Can’t wait!! I love Audrey xx

  24. Great film review. I loved the film Amelie and I’ll definitely make the effort to go and see this one.

  25. L

    Aw, I’ve been a fan of Audrey since Amelie. Will definitely check out this film.

  26. I’ve become hideously behind on my blog reading and have only just noticed your new favicon, how cute?! I love that outfit on you, you look so sixties. And I adore Audrey Tatou, this film sounds right up my street. I loved Amelie.

  27. she is adorable… i loved her as Coco Chanel… great movie!

  28. I really need to see this film!

  29. i love audrey tatou! prefect looking french woman to me! and loving that outfit of urs!

  30. va

    looks like a fun movie , I like Audrey Tatou .