Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) Reviews

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November 24, 2018
In many respects, Isabelle's sexual odyssey is less about the money she procures or some sub-Freudian power game, but more about the simple matter of discovering her agency.
February 16, 2018
In any case, Young & Beautiful is more interesting once Isabelle's secret is out, when it's more about the way other people react to this prematurely jaded girl who seems to have stepped out of a Lorde song.
November 14, 2017
Franois Ozon's Young & Beautiful is an accomplished trifle.
October 25, 2017
It made me squirm.
August 15, 2017
[Young& Beautiful] works as an effective, if chilling, satire.
August 15, 2014
Francois Ozon's quiet sexual drama raises more questions than it answers.
June 30, 2014
It's a candid but insightful character study about adolescent impulses that feels more insightful than exploitative.
June 19, 2014
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.
June 13, 2014
...echoes Luis Bunuel's 1967 classic Belle de Jour in some obvious ways
June 12, 2014
This is a different kind of coming-of-age story.
June 5, 2014
It is a nuanced look at a young woman's exploration of her own power, and lack thereof, as she rushes headlong toward adulthood.
June 5, 2014
Is she a virgin, or a whore? Surprise, she's both! This French drama about a teenager is infuriating in its reductive stereotypes.
May 20, 2014
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.
May 16, 2014
The result is a movie that feels more like a lab report than any cogent exploration of the human condition, but again, it's this clinical approach that best approximates the female psyche as girls come of age.
May 16, 2014
Never amounts to anything more than its title's shallow descriptors.
May 15, 2014
Ozon's male gaze peers at a middle-class high-school girl selling sex to older men
May 15, 2014
Ozon keeps things simmering without quite boiling over, even when convention might demand it.
May 15, 2014
Trying to figure out Isabelle keeps the viewer engaged, and Vacth's focused acting justifies her being almost continually in the frame.
May 15, 2014
Ozon is grasping for something about the rudeness of sexual impulse and how intimates necessarily learn to look the other way, yet he comes to this idea too late in the game to make anything of it.
May 15, 2014
Accepts that there are a wide spectrum of mistakes made during youth, and time does no favors.
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