French box-office sensation LITTLE WHITE LIES is a sparkling comedic drama from Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of the worldwide smash hit Tell No One. Bringing together the top names from France's current generation of actors, including Jean Dujardin, Marion Cotillard and Francois Cluzet, Canet weaves a joyous and heartfelt film out of the dilemmas of eight thirty- and forty-something close friends. With its nostalgic soundtrack of classic hit songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Nina Simone and others, LITTLE WHITE LIES is a contemporary spin on The Big Chill, a generational statement on youthful frivolity giving way to middle-aged pleasures and sorrows, with a finely observant eye on modern day relationships.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Although these friends have some fun horsing around in the water, their conflicts and rivalries make for a tense, joyless holiday that is anything but relaxing.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 08.23.2012
The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on The Big Chill is that it has no underlying chill.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 08.29.2012
Can tout a gorgeous setting, a group of appealing actors and a mastery of the art of wine-fueled conversation.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 08.23.2012
The movie is 154 minutes long. It probably doesn't need to be that long, but there's an advantage to sinking into this milieu, growing familiar with the characters and learning their stories.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 08.29.2012