Venus Beauty Institute (2000)


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A visually stylish comedy with dramatic overtones from director Tonie Marshall, Vénus Beauté (Institut) looks at the lives of three women who work at a small but successful beauty salon. Angele Nathalie Baye is an attractive woman just edging into middle age who is looking for companionship without commitment, even when it comes knocking. Her co-worker Samantha (Mathilde Seigner) has more boyfriends than she knows what to do with, and Marie (Audrey Tautou), the youngest of the group, is still … More

Rating: R (for sexuality/nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tonie Marshall, Marion Vernoux, Jacques Audiard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 2001
Lot 47 Films



as Angele

as Madame Nadine

as Samantha

as Madame Buisse

as Aviator

as Evelyne

as Aunt Maryse

as Aunt Lyda

as Marianne

as Client in Fur Boots

as Client

as Antoine's Fiancee

as Hair-Removal Client

as Asthmatic Client

as Lover at Station

as Men at Self-Service ...

as Men at Self-Service ...

as Last Minute Client

as Madame Langevin

as Client with Sun Tan

as Removal Man

as Removal Man

as Angele's Neighbor

as Madame Schmidt

as Friend from Poitiers

as Doctor Fremond

as Madame Pommerand

as Passer-by

as Warehouse Owner

as Warehouse Worker

as Cabinetmaker

as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Venus Beauty Institute

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | October 12, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

While almost aggressively French in tone and style, nonetheless an affecting, if fragile and flawed, meditation on the realities of romance and aging.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
One Guy's Opinion

Tonie Marshall's captured the tender yearnings, wistful aches, and the sticky confrontation of aging far better than even Estee Lauder could.

Full Review… | June 3, 2003
Detour Magazine

Audience Reviews for Venus Beauty Institute

Rather boring but okay enough to get through.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Very very slow and boring. About a slutty old chick who works in a beauty salon, and Audrey Tautou has sex with an old fat guy on a pool table.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

How this film won any awards is beyond me. It's just a normal romantic comedy, but Samuel LeBihan sure is sexy.

FanGirl Browncoat

Super Reviewer

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