Little White Lies (2012) The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on The Big Chill is that it has no underlying chill. On a beach vacation, the dozen characters… 2012-08-24 PT154M MPI
Movie Review

Little White Lies (2012)

SUMMER VACATION Pascale Arbillot and Marion Cotillard in Little White Lies
Image credit: JEAN-CLAUDE LOTHER
SUMMER VACATION Pascale Arbillot and Marion Cotillard in Little White Lies
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Aug 24, 2012; Length: 154 Minutes; Distributor: MPI

The trouble with Guillaume Canet's French gloss on The Big Chill is that it has no underlying chill. On a beach vacation, the dozen characters haul out their pet peeves and romantic woes, but they never question how they're living their lives. François Cluzet, as a bourgeois obsessed with the rodents in his wall, and Marion Cotillard, as a lovelorn cynic, come off as one-note — a surprise, since Canet (Tell No One) can be an ace behaviorist. Jean Dujardin is the party guy whose road accident haunts everyone. You wish the Little White Lies was about him. C

Originally posted Aug 29, 2012 Published in issue #1223 Sep 07, 2012 Order article reprints