A Film About Friendship: Nous finirons ensemble

from Trésor Films | UniFrance

On the 10-hour flight home from my recent trip to Europe (in February 2020 – before the pandemic), I watched four movies including a French comedy-drama called, Nous finirons ensemble (“We’ll end up together”). Its title in English is Little White Lies 2 and it’s the sequel to Les petits mouchoirs, which was released in 2010.

The sequel starts with the same group of friends from the original surprising their friend, Max, by showing up at his beach house on his birthday.

Well, the surprise was on them.

It turns out that Max (played by François Cluvet) has a secret weighing heavily on his mind. Understandably, he was in no mood to party.

As the film progresses, each of the other characters reveals a little secret about themselves.

I won’t give away details, but I will say that I liked Marion Cotillard’s performance as rebellious Marie and Tatiana Gousseff’s role as Catherine, the strict nanny.

I also love the movie’s soundtrack, which includes throwbacks like, “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper.

Do you tell little white lies?

Before my trip, I told very few people about my travel plans. Is that a little white lie? Some would call it “lying by omission.” Others would describe this as “moving in silence.” These expressions sound so sneaky and deceptive, don’t they?

It wasn’t (and never is) my intention to be a stealthy or secretive ninja or anything like that. I’m not overly superstitious, but in my experience, plans fall through when I speak of them, especially at the ideation stage!

Besides, isn’t it a much better feeling to say “I did it” than to say “I’m going to do it”? Actions speak louder than words.

Speaking of taking action, I’d say go watch Nous finirons ensemble. You don’t need to have seen the original to enjoy this one. It’s a movie about friendship — and all the good, messy, and funny parts that come with it.

The skydiving scenes looked fun, too.

Oh no, have I said too much?

🎞 Watch the film’s trailer (with English subtitles) on YouTube here >> Little White Lies 2 / Nous finirons ensemble (2019) – Trailer (English Subs)

As of this writing, this film is available to stream on iTunes and canalplus.com

7 thoughts on “A Film About Friendship: Nous finirons ensemble

  1. I’m all for finding French films to watch, and this one looks promising (especially being a comedy, which I love)! I usually tell my family and close friends that I’ll be going on a trip in advance, just in case something were to happen, but otherwise, I wait until I am on the trip (and afterwards) to tell my peers on social media my whereabouts. Depends on the traveler, I guess!

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    1. I agree, it’s wise to let close friends and family know where you’ll be (plus you’ll need to leave your itinerary and contact info with someone for safekeeping, of course!) Another reason I choose to bite my tongue is that sometimes (maybe unintentionally) some people can rob you of your joy. I don’t travel as much as I’d like, but when I do, I don’t want to pack that negativity in my carry on bag! 😊 Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I’m still learning, so I’m open to change. Hope you enjoy the film!🍿

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Darlene! I’m really looking for French films because I find the series in Netflix kinda boring. 😥 Maybe they’re just not my taste but the ones you’ve mentioned sound good.

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    1. My pleasure, Camille. I get overwhelmed on Netflix! Sometimes I’ll just pick one at random, like the French film called I Am Not an Easy Man. I thought it was funny. 😀Thanks for reading!

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