Dir: Émile Gaudreault, Canada, 2019, 111 min. Louis-José Houde, Antoine Bertrand, Véronique Le Flaguais. In French with English subtitles.
“Simon Aubert runs his entire life on lies. An executive at an aviation company, he lies about everything… Simon’s self-serving lies are so abundant that the universe (governed by a handful of Buddhist monks, it seems) decides to right a wrong by teaching him a lesson and making all of the lies reality on the eve of his company’s crucial meeting with a Russian businessman that Simon absolutely needs to impress in order to prevent the closure of the small-town plant where his twin brother Phil works.—Alex Rose, CultMtl.com. “Menteur is a hilarious romp that will you have you rolling in the aisles. In this Québecois comedy, a compulsive liar must learn to tell the truth when his falsities turn into reality. Menteur really delivers from its opening moments until the end. Louis-José Houde is a firecracker and delivers an unforgettable performance… A two-hour, over-the-top laugh fest that you will be thinking of long after the credits roll. I really enjoyed this comedy. Go see it.”—Snob Reviews