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Fat Girl Reviews

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January 28, 2002
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1/5
November 30, 2001
Time to let your breath out. The worst movie of 2001 is here.
September 28, 2001
Fit for a ghoul's night out.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
October 13, 2001
Draws out the tensions and the competitiveness between the two adolescent sisters but steps over the line with a shocking and gratuitously violent finale.
November 29, 2001
It's time for writer-director Catherine Breillat to spring for a therapist and stop inflicting her rape fantasies and sexual self-esteem issues on the movie-going public.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 12, 2001
[The]from-left-field conclusion left me feeling cheated by the writer who seems bent on shocking the audience, not "finishing" the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 4, 2002
Unable to evoke empathy or forestall snickers, particularly once you've seen it all the way through and reflect on the whole.
September 10, 2002
Don't encourage Breillat by watching her self-indulgent, utterly unenjoyable and shallow little exposť.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/100
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 14, 2001
The movie feels the need to contain an unbelievable big surprise whose only obvious purpose is to give viewers something to talk about afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2001
Ultimately, the events in Fat Girl feel more like they are chosen to justify a skewed feminist polemic rather than developing from an organic story.
October 15, 2001
Disturbing and disjointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2001
Bullies us into feeling shock and horror by utilizing a perverse touch that ultimately exploits instead of explaining.
November 29, 2001
You are left with a sense of wonder at Breillat's need to punish and inflict pain on both her characters and her audience.
November 30, 2001
Fat Girl is uncompromising and unforgiving, but ultimately more self-destructive than any of its characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 7, 2001
While I was able to appreciate what Breillat was trying to say regarding sisterhood, adolescence, and sexuality, FAT GIRL was a pain in the butt to sit through.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 14, 2001
In the end the film leaves audiences feeling almost as exploited as Elena herself.
December 14, 2001
Drenched in nasty cynicism far beyond reason.
January 17, 2002
In spite of the fact that it's almost impossible to take your eyes from 'Fat Girl,' the film ultimately proves disturbingly obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 31, 2002
This is not one of [Breillat's] better efforts.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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