Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie)

Critics Consensus

Ozon may not explore his themes as fully as he should, but Young & Beautiful poses enough intriguing questions -- and features a strong enough performance from Marine Vacth -- to compensate for its frustrations.



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Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle (Marine Vacth) takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for sleazy hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes, while Ozon slyly refrains from offering easy answers. As the enigmatic Isabelle, Marine Vacth is magnetic, delivering a star-making breakout performance in this sleek and sexy coming-of-age drama. -- (C) IFC Films

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Critic Reviews for Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie)

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Audience Reviews for Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie)

  • Oct 24, 2014
    Unusually straightforward film from Ozon, but a gripping one with a nicely underplayed central performance.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2013
    Marine Vacht gives shape to an enigmatic character that remains fascinating during the whole time even if we don't understand what drives her to act and behave the way she does - which makes for engaging viewing despite the fact that she never opens up to us.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2013
    Possibly the best one that I have seen so far from François Ozon (and I have seen almost all Ozon's films).
    William H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2013
    Ozon has produced another masterpiece. Although deeply troubling in its storyline, the characters leap off the screen and make a deep connection with you. It's challenging but worth taking in.
    John B Super Reviewer

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