• Fat Girl
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    Added: May 9, 2008

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Fat Girl (└ ma soeur!) Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the most disturbing films I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 14, 2010

Chicago Reader
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[Features a] shocking, ambiguous ending.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 11, 2008
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

I first saw Fat Girl upon its original US theatrical release in 2001. I left the theater exhilarated. Three years on, I feel I had been fooled.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

October 27, 2004
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Bold but unrelenting in its depiction of both physical and emotional aggression, Fat Girl will be bracing for those open to its challenges and brutal for those who aren't.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2003
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
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A strange, discomfiting and fascinating film about the horrors of adolescence.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 24, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It's compelling, honest, poignant, somewhat sad and, at the end, very disturbing -- in short, quite a good movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

February 24, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

For women, especially those who have sisters, it should be a must-see.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

While Fat Girl is graphic and shocking, it is a more compelling argument than Romance.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 19, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Don't encourage Breillat by watching her self-indulgent, utterly unenjoyable and shallow little exposÚ.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 0/100

September 10, 2002
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The relationship between the girls is the most complicated in the picture, a Gordian knot of affection, resentment, envy, jealousy and intellectual sparring.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer

June 14, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Breillat is a skilled director, who has created a troubling film that examines the simple pleasures of the human condition for young people and puts a complex spin on it.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

June 11, 2002
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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This is not one of [Breillat's] better efforts.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: C+

May 31, 2002
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Not subtle and certainly not a film that protects anyone's sensibilities. For this, and for Catherine Breillat's understanding of the pain of youth, it's well worth watching.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 76/100

May 14, 2002
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Blunt and polarizing, Breillat's brilliant film captures something so vividly imaginative and compounding in a search for risky titilation at the expense of eager self-discovering teen virgins.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 3/4

March 6, 2002
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

[Reboux's] heartbreaking performance makes the movie quite watchable in spite of its obvious flaws.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 26, 2002
Eric D. Snider

Few Hollywood child actors could pull off anything close to what Reboux and Mesquida achieve.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

February 21, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Anais is not an object of pity or fun. She simply is. And after seeing Fat Girl, we understand her why and how.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2002
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

No other film released so far this year is likely to generate as much discussion afterward.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A bracing antidote/response to the sleazy teen-oriented sex comedies that are churned out on an assembly line by mainstream Hollywood.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee

February 1, 2002
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Between the scenes of teen-porn that are the film's main purpose ... Breillat indulges the penchant she showed in Romance for pretentious, idiotic dialogue.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

January 28, 2002
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