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      Peppermint Soda

      PG 1979 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for Peppermint Soda: Trailer 1 List
      91% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Anne (Eleonore Klarwein), age 13, lives with her divorced mother (Anouk Ferjac) and big sister Frederique (Odile Michel) in Paris, and cannot seem to grow up fast enough. She yearns to wear stockings, which her mother strictly forbids, and to enjoy the mature beverage of peppermint soda at a nearby cafe. As she becomes increasingly aware of boys, Anne takes to steaming open Frederique's letters so as to vicariously experience her sister's burgeoning and troubled romance. Read More Read Less

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      Kevin L Not sure if director/writer Kurys was going for some Eric Rohmer-type feel here, but Rohmer it is not. There's moments of effervescence, menlancholy, and humor that work well. There's also a good bit of monotony, tedium, and one droopy, very sad girl. The school scenes are so mixed for me as to whethere Kurys was going more for reflecting such French girls' lives in such schools, or more for character pieces about the friends and their wacky, weak, even sociopathic teachers. Éléonore Klarwein is wonderful as that sad girl, so wanting to be older or always relevant. I was more impressed by her and the girls playing her two best friends than I was with Odile Michel as the sister or some of the adult actors. Still, there's a good bit to relate to here, along with some fine performances, the writing and direction in general. 3 stars Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute and very funny movie. All of the performances were great. I am definitely going to watch this one again! I have a feeling it will be better the second time! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a good movie. Shows the life of young teenagers in France in a very sensitive way, and touching at times. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robert Abele Los Angeles Times Kurys, at the time a disillusioned actress-writer who reportedly had never held any kind of camera before, showed a remarkable assurance visually and rhythmically when mixing the serious with the playful. Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Kristen Yoonsoo Kim Village Voice Peppermint Soda feels timeless and relatable while also specific to its era - Kurys herself was between Anne's and Frédérique's ages in the years the film takes place. Aug 7, 2018 Full Review Gary Arnold Washington Post Although a respectable and occasionally beguilling first feature, "Peppermint Soda" lacks a certain fizz and staying power. Oct 4, 2017 Full Review Marya E. Gates Cool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack) This colorful film is for anyone whose grown apart from their sibling and knows just how bittersweet that connection will always be. Feb 13, 2024 Full Review Ellen Cooney Sojourner Few films have managed to capture the innocence of childhood, and Kurys demonstrates in her first a capability and firm touch for not only the craft but the essence of fine film. Aug 15, 2019 Full Review Lee Jutton Film Inquiry Peppermint Soda is a charming and poignant glimpse at two ordinary teenage girls dealing with all of the inherent messiness that comes with growing up a member of the so-called second sex. Feb 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Anne (Eleonore Klarwein), age 13, lives with her divorced mother (Anouk Ferjac) and big sister Frederique (Odile Michel) in Paris, and cannot seem to grow up fast enough. She yearns to wear stockings, which her mother strictly forbids, and to enjoy the mature beverage of peppermint soda at a nearby cafe. As she becomes increasingly aware of boys, Anne takes to steaming open Frederique's letters so as to vicariously experience her sister's burgeoning and troubled romance.
      Director
      Diane Kurys
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 12, 2019
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