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Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) Reviews

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Todd Jorgenson
June 30, 2014
It's a candid but insightful character study about adolescent impulses that feels more insightful than exploitative.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 13, 2014
...echoes Luis Bunuel's 1967 classic Belle de Jour in some obvious ways
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
June 12, 2014
This is a different kind of coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette
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.
Katherine Monk
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 15, 2014
Ozon's male gaze peers at a middle-class high-school girl selling sex to older men
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2014
Ozon keeps things simmering without quite boiling over, even when convention might demand it.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Pais
May 15, 2014
Accepts that there are a wide spectrum of mistakes made during youth, and time does no favors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ray Pride
May 14, 2014
No Bu˝uel-like, "Belle de jour" surrealism, no enormous political canvas to be drawn and illumined, no reductionist pronouncements of psychology: just large, curious eyes, looking without hurt or hope or damage but also without affect.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 9, 2014
Puts the Nymphomaniac series and Blue Is the Warmest Color in the shade.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 9, 2014
Something happens to Franšois Ozon's people when they get near the water.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 8, 2014
There is just something slightly skewed, slightly uncontrolled, beneath Pailhas' reasonable exterior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
May 5, 2014
The result is both bracing and exasperating ...
Annlee Ellingson
L.A. Biz
May 2, 2014
Neither perverse nor dismissive, acknowledging that her sexual experiences are as complex as those of any of the adults in her life.
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
May 2, 2014
Vacth, who is beautiful, angular and coltish, brings a quietly authoritative, contemplative, undemonstrative quality to the role: she has a mysterious, unreachable air that perfectly suits Ozon's approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
May 1, 2014
I think it's interesting, I think it's sexy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Weaving
May 1, 2014
Intimate and erotic it's also a strangely restrained film, Ozon making sure that events never erupt and that emotions rarely boil over. It's a simmering, unresolved tale of secrets and discretion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cole Smithey
April 27, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] For his latest filmic exploration Franšois Ozon addresses a complex mix of sexual, personal, social, familial, gender-based, and technological issues, inexorably honing in on a striking synthesis of generational catharsis.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 25, 2014
Ozon is more interested in a woman's pleasure than her pain; he prefers films about small female triumphs, rather than their grand tragedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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