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