Codirectors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg work up some believable, easygoing rapport between the young actresses, but since the story line is hackneyed, it's rapport in a vacuum.
| Original Score: C+
Rarely rises above the generic, though its atmosphere of coddled young people indulging themselves in opulent surroundings is palpably authentic.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ultimately not even the gifted Mara can keep the film from feeling like a gauzy portrait of privilege.
The performances aren't bad, but the film quickly collapses into an incoherent, tonally inconsistent muddle with no narrative momentum.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Allows room for a lot of thinking about other things - its cast most notably, since watching their struggle to move beyond the mundane is painful.
| Original Score: 1/5
There are some dedicated performances, but this unfocused drama adds nothing new to the girls' boarding school film curriculum.
The result isn't bad, it just lacks momentum and a strong reason for existing.
| Original Score: C
Nothing but a tone-deaf, cliché-ridden mediocrity at best.
[A] tale of teenage rivalry, forbidden romance and other musty coming-of-age concerns.