Venus Beauty Institute (1999)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 10
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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
Oct 12, 2000 Wide
Jun 26, 2001
Lot 47 Films
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While almost aggressively French in tone and style, nonetheless an affecting, if fragile and flawed, meditation on the realities of romance and aging.
Tonie Marshall's captured the tender yearnings, wistful aches, and the sticky confrontation of aging far better than even Estee Lauder could.
It's not as if Baye's not great at displaying relationship disfunctionality, it's just that you can only thump the pillow so many times before it gets old.
Director Tonie Marshall turns in a lightweight, enjoyable film where love wins out over all.
My biggest problem with Venus Beauty Institute is the mixed messages that it sends.
The French have just the right bring-me-down if you can't bear to drown yourself in a bowl of eggnog.
Although pleasant enough, the movie, with its most memorable parts being its color scheme and sound effects, is not something worth recommending.
Director Tonie Marshall's script is consistently absorbing, with a remarkable way of balancing wry and perceptive observations with the mundane.
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