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.
August 15, 2017
[Young& Beautiful] works as an effective, if chilling, satire.
June 30, 2014
It's a candid but insightful character study about adolescent impulses that feels more insightful than exploitative.
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.
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 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
Accepts that there are a wide spectrum of mistakes made during youth, and time does no favors.
May 14, 2014
No Buuel-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.
May 9, 2014
Puts the Nymphomaniac series and Blue Is the Warmest Color in the shade.
May 9, 2014
Something happens to Franois Ozon's people when they get near the water.
May 8, 2014
There is just something slightly skewed, slightly uncontrolled, beneath Pailhas' reasonable exterior.
May 5, 2014
The result is both bracing and exasperating ...
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.
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.
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