Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014)

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Critic 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.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: François Ozon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2014
Runtime:
IFC Films

Cast


as Isabelle

as Georges

as Véronique

as Psychiatrist

as Policewoman

as Man at Hotel

as Man in Mercedes

as Lab assistant

as Hotel Employee
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Critic Reviews for Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie)

All Critics (77) | Top Critics (28)

It became clear, as the movie wore on, that Ozon isn't interested in explanations, psychological insights, lessons, judgments, diagnoses, or any of the other stuff that normally preoccupies storytellers.

Full Review… | June 19, 2014
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is a different kind of coming-of-age story.

Full Review… | June 12, 2014
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Prostitution in polite society is still a nettle fearfully grasped. You see, society is not polite and it's about time movies stopped peddling that fluff.

Full Review… | May 20, 2014
The New Republic
Top Critic

Never amounts to anything more than its title's shallow descriptors.

Full Review… | May 16, 2014
Globe and Mail
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Ozon keeps things simmering without quite boiling over, even when convention might demand it.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Trying to figure out Isabelle keeps the viewer engaged, and Vacth's focused acting justifies her being almost continually in the frame.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie)

½

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 an engaging viewing despite the fact that she never opens up to us.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

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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 Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

½

Unusually straightforward film from Ozon, but a gripping one with a nicely underplayed central performance.

danieljparsons
Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

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