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Beautiful Lies

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Audrey Tautou plays another mischievious matchmaker

Ten years after Amélie, Audrey Tautou plays a character called Émelie.

Otherwise, it’s business as usual in Pierre Salvadori’s whimsical French farce as the elfin idol plays another meddling matchmaker in denial about her own love life.

Riffing on Austen’s Emma, Émelie recycles a love letter to boost her mum’s (Nathalie Baye) faltering self-confidence, kickstarting a daisy-chain of misunderstandings.

It’s amiable enough, but there’s a fatal disconnect between the wide-eyed double-takes and a vodka-fuelled core of loneliness.

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