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  • Summary: David Kern (Daniel Brühl) is a socially awkward waiter who works a dead end job in a chic cafe. One day he stumbles upon the biggest break of his life, an unpublished manuscript which he finds in a jammed nightstand drawer. He reads the manuscript, and thinking there might be something to it, claims it as his own in order to impress Marie, a pretty literature student who frequents the cafe. The manuscript turns out to be a lost masterpiece. Marie is quite taken with this stunning new writer, and is not content to let the hefty document go unpublished, much to David’s dismay. With David’s guilty conscience nibbling away, a stranger appears - the real author of the story, Jackie Stocker. Jackie wastes no time prying into David’s life and turning his newfound fame into a living nightmare. David, unable to comprehend what is unfolding before him, must come to grips with what his deception has caused, and figure out what exactly are Jackie’s plans. Will Jackie expose David as a fraud, or will he just “settle” for blackmailing him? Jackie, a shrewd con-man who recognizes opportunity when he sees it, latches onto David for dear life and soon proves to be as much of a weasel as David proves to be auspicious. [Corinth Films] Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    May 22, 2014
    Alain Gsponer’s well-crafted romantic comedy, glides along on the sheer power of rising German star Daniel Bruhl’s boyish charm.
  2. Reviewed by: Danny King
    May 20, 2014
    The appealing performances from Brühl and Herzsprung, as well as the film's surprisingly clean sense of composition...keep Lila, Lila moving. But it ultimately suffers from poor characterization.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    May 22, 2014
    A fair-to-middling little date movie.
  4. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    May 22, 2014
    The actors — the deft Mr. Brühl and the charming Ms. Herzsprung — add what levity they can.