"I don't want to love someone else. Understand? I just want to be sad"
Known in some countries by the titles Full Treatment or De vrais mensonges, Beautiful Lies is a French romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou. Emilie (Tautou) is the co-owner of a new Salon in the beautiful seaside town of
. She receives an anonymous love letter
which is actually from the Salon maintenance man Jean (Sami Bouajila). Jean is
head over heels in love with Emilie but besides the anonymous letter hasn’t let
his feelings be known to anyone. Emilie briefly reads the letter but throws it
away then meets her mother Maddy (Nathalie Baye). Maddy has lost her spark and
is depressed about her failed marriage. Emilie decides that to cheer her mother
up she will take the love letter from the bin, type it up and post it to her
mother’s address. This brings Maddy back to life and she begins her quest to
discover its sender. What follows is a series of confused misunderstandings as
the man ends up caught in a love triangle with mother and daughter. Sète
Beautiful Lies is a frothy and often very funny romantic comedy which features some great performances from the principle cast.