Following yesterday’s premiere of a nice little poster, we’ve received the first U.S. trailer for Guillaume Canet‘s dramedy Little White Lies. Despite a French premiere back in 2010, it was only with the recent surge in profile on the part of its two leads (Marion Cotillard and Jean Dujardin) that this actor’s latest turn behind the camera would come our way.
That should tell you something, yet it’s still with a little hesitation when I say that, judging by this trailer, Lies seems a bit familiar and overwrought — or, the kind of movie we’d instantly scoff at if it wasn’t subtitled. (I imagine any scoffing, if necessary, will come after the film’s been seen.) A good cast (including The Intouchables‘ François Cluzet) don’t change that all too much, I’m afraid, though it’s possible — if not necessarily a great possibility — that something more affective lies under the marketing surface. I sure hope this is the case.
Watch the trailer below (via FirstShowing):
Little White Lies will open on August 24th.
Does Lies feel like a project worthy of the collective talent at hand?
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