Would I Lie To You Again?


Reviewed by: Paz Newis

In this sequel to Would I Lie To You all the characters from the original movie are brought back, played by the same cast with the exception of Dov who is now played by Gad Elmaleh. A couple of years have gone by and children are on the scene. Vuibert is running a successful company of his own and la vie seems tres belle. In an attempt to expand into the mass market Vuibert is stung by the boss of a hypermarket chain. He and his cronies deceive our hero, and stiff him in the courts, before releasing his designs as their own, after reducing him to selling on a market stall. Vuibert vows revenge.

With a new actor assaying the role (Gad Elmaleh), Dov ceases to be a charming rogue and becomes a bit of an asshole. This provokes his girl, and the mother of his child to play away from home with Dov's best pal. Patrick the millionaire cousin takes Dov on holiday to the States, so Serge pretends to be a millionaire playboy, rather than the house-sitter and delivery boy he actually is. He pulls a beautiful girl and she wants to get married. The scene with the parents meeting, each under the assumption that the other father in law is a bit dotty, in order to cover Serge's, lies is very funny.

Unlike most sequels this can hold its own with the original, due in large part to the quality of the writing and strength of the interwoven plots. It is a shame that Dov was played by a different actor as, an opinion I share with my flatmate, he was my favourite character from the first film. The characters drive the film, the rogue, the leader, the clown, the wallet, with equally strong performances from the ladies playing their respective partners.

Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2005
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French romcom sequel, with added children.
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Director: Thomas Gilou

Writer: Gerard Bitton, Michel Munz

Starring: Richard Anconina, Jose Garcia, Bruno Solo, Gilbert Melki, Gad Elmaleh, Daniel Prevost, Aure Atika

Year: 2001

Runtime: 105 minutes

BBFC: 15 - Age Restricted

Country: France


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