Beautiful Lies (12A)

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye, Sami Bouajila
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Audrey Tautou's elfin winsomeness looks more brittle by the picture.

Reunited with the director Pierre Salvadori, following their atrocious gold-diggers-on-the-Riviera comedy Priceless, she plays a hairdresser whose control-freak tendencies cause mischief between herself, her mother (Nathalie Baye) and a romantic handyman (Sami Bouajila). Salvadori's script accommodates all manner of laboured misapprehensions and silly coincidences, but proves itself incapable of one good joke.

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