• Released
  • August 24, 2012
  • (LA, NY)
  • NR , 2 hr 34 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
Little White Lies Synopsis
Several friends go on a beach vacation, where their relationships are sorely tested. In French with English subtitles.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Cluzot, with his uncanny resemblance to Dustin Hoffman, is an engaging actor who effortlessly summons up inner neurosis. The others are all...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Whereas "Chill" attempted to define a generation, "Lies" is more of a statement about the nature and limits of friendship.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Little White Lies wants to capture something momentous and meaningful in these people's lives. But ultimately it's hard to care.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
France's friendship dramedy Little White Lies is such a blatant rip-off of a far better American movie that it could have been called "Le...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The boat rides and picnics we're privy to are an enjoyable way to get to a bittersweet conclusion. Yet it's hard not to feel like we've...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Thanks to a sparkling ensemble headed by Francois Cluzet and Marion Cotillard, the familiar backdrop still provides ample opportunity for...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Of the two French films opening in the Boston area today - "Beloved" is the other - Little White Lies is the less ambitious, more...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Little White Lies is never boring, always watchable, always reasonably rewarding. It's just that, when it's over, 2 1/2 hours seems too big...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on "The Big Chill" is that it has no underlying chill.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
You're tempted to keep watching, even though the running time is a bloated 154 minutes, to see if anyone, or the movie itself, turns...
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The cast was good!

By pollynyc
It was going along nicely until the last 12 extremely manipulative (and kind of sloppy) minutes....

No Big Chill

By pedsarq
This movie is set up like the classic American film, The Big Chill. In this case, a group of friends decide to go on vacation while their friend is in the hospital recovering from a terrible car...

This film is great - no lie

By lawrence of arabia
This is a must see movie. The acting is tremendous. The plot is really good. You will laugh and you will cry. The soundtrack is also very good. Brutally honest film....

The French Big Chill

By VAmovie_goer
Little White Lies is a story of a group of friends who discover that what lies underneath friendship is often a complex brew of irrationality and subterfuge. The group is devastated when one of...

Little White Liew

By otustani
I enjoyed not only the scenery, but seeing the various actors....

The Big CHill in France two decades later

By zalaznick
Great music. What it lacks in developing each character , it makes up in its authentic take on group dynamics....

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Rated NR