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Breathe (2015)



Critic Consensus: Breathe finds writer-director Mélanie Laurent opening a sensitive, well-acted window into the bittersweet upheaval of adolescence.

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Melanie Laurent's teen psychological drama Breathe stars Josephine Japy as Charlie, a seventeen-year-old who does well in school and seems to have everything going for her. When the much more sophisticated Sarah (Loe de Laage} moves to town, however, Charlie finds herself drawn to the world girl whose mother supposedly works for an NGO. The two become fast friends, but soon Sarah makes Charlie uncomfortable with her wilder ways. When Sarah Charlie learns a secret about Sarah, their relationship takes a sinister turn. Breathe screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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Claire Keim
as Laura
Roxane Duran
as Victoire
Radivoje Bukvic
as Le père
Carole Franck
as Sarah's
Camille Claris
as Delphine
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All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16)

Breathe is a deftly observed look at teen power games and how closeness can turn to animosity in one miserable night out.

Full Review… | December 4, 2015
BuzzFeed News
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In some ways it plays like a horror movie, in other ways it's almost a documentary.

Full Review… | October 15, 2015
Washington Post
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Nuanced, sensitive, and unflinching ...

Full Review… | October 1, 2015
Boston Globe
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These are extraordinary performances, and considering France's way of nurturing female talent, Japy and de Laage could be at the dawn of 40-year careers. They're that good.

Full Review… | September 30, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
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The entire piece is precisely woven together, from script to performance to execution, and the result is a chilling study of emotional annihilation and its aftermath.

Full Review… | September 18, 2015
Los Angeles Times
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I can tell you that Ms. Laurent's direction is astute and economical, that both of the film's young stars give fine performances, and that "Breathe" is a very good title for a film that ever so gradually takes your breath away.

Full Review… | September 17, 2015
Wall Street Journal
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Audience Reviews for Breathe

A horribly cast movie about nothing but smoking. Scene to scene as if RJ Reynolds had paid for the production. Too bad they didn't splurge for a script. The ending saves it getting one star. Other than that, just dreadful

Greg Robinson
Greg Robinson

7.8/10 I really liked this movie, and although it wasn't perfect its third act was really good and intense and it really made the movie better. The acting was also really good, newcomers Josà (C)phine Japy and Lou de Laâge were truly terrific and each made their character special and conflictive. Also the story was very good and the way the characters evolved was very interesting as well as their toxic relationship. However, the story sometimes was very slow and it kind of dragged the plot, but the cinematography looked really nice as well as the overall feeling of it, with that explosive ending. ~February 1, 2015~

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