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      The Beautiful Person

      2008 1h 35m Drama List
      57% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 58% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In the wake of her mother's tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student population. Junie begins dating the gentle Otto Cleves (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet), but finds herself intensely drawn to her youthful Italian language teacher, Nemours (Louis Garrel). When Nemours begins to reciprocate, serious complications ensue. Read More Read Less

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      David Fear Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review A.O. Scott New York Times The comic swerves and dramatic twists feel at once dutiful and arbitrary, and supposedly intense emotions are explored with the arch, weary detachment of a school assignment. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 6, 2009 Full Review Dustin Chang Floating World Unlike the observation of a cafe owner, that teenage girls are as delicate as a glass. No matter what the circumstance, she is stronger than you and she can destroy you. Honoré too understands, about fleeting nature of love and its unfairness. Apr 12, 2021 Full Review Beverly Berning culturevulture.net Mr. Honor rejuvenates the age-old love triangle story on the surface, but underneath, it's still the same heavy-handed morality at play. Sep 4, 2009 Full Review Laura Clifford Reeling Reviews ...reminiscent of Abdel Kechiche's "L'esquive" ("Games of Love and Chance"), yet while that film felt modern, urban and gritty, this one is more steeped in urban moodiness and doomed romance... Rated: B Jun 28, 2009 Full Review Joseph Proimakis Movies for the Masses ginetai plano to plano olo kai pio kraygaleo oti o anthropos den kserei apo poy na paei kai pos na se parei mazi toy, gia na ftasete s' ena finale arhaioellinika tragiko kai sparaksikardio oste na soy meinei Rated: 2/5 May 10, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ren I The movie was amazing. The plot is a little boring I still think the movie is good would recommend. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/16/23 Full Review jaime h A star is born! Lea is a revelation and has gone on to prove just as much. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie has a lot of flares but no substance, it tries to give us different characters love stories without going in-depth into any story in particular. There is a shocking moment in the film, and the other characters take this just as a normal thing without giving an extra-second of attention. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Christophe Honoré is like a film student who doesn't have any idea of what he wants to say (that is, if he does have anything to say at all) and so creates an unfocused, pretentious narrative that has no sense of purpose and is full of poorly-developed characters and clichéd dialogue. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I highly disliked this movie. While it had some redeeming qualities, such as the cinematography and some nice spoken bits, it was overall very disappointing for me. The story arc was too slow, for one. None of the characters were particularly likeable in my opinion, either. Nemours was a creepy, perverted teacher who used women like tissues, and he decided his new 'love' was Junie. He pursues her and basically ruins her life in the process, instead of acting like the responsible elder he is. Some people may say that it was 'true, passionate love' calling, but I disagree. You don't love someone deeply from doing nothing but staring at them from afar. Basically, he liked a student's physicality and made her life suckish because of his desire. He reeked of male entitlement, and he irked me. Meanwhile, Junie was far from lovely too...leading Otto on, being as hypocritical as everybody else. All the characters irked me, and the story irked me. Not exciting, not intelligent. Sorry, but I really did not enjoy it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Audacieuse interpretation de «La Princesse de Cleves». Je suis mordu des films de Christrophe Honore. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the wake of her mother's tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student population. Junie begins dating the gentle Otto Cleves (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet), but finds herself intensely drawn to her youthful Italian language teacher, Nemours (Louis Garrel). When Nemours begins to reciprocate, serious complications ensue.
      Director
      Christophe Honoré
      Producer
      Florence Dormoy, Joëy Faré
      Screenwriter
      Christophe Honoré, Gilles Taurand
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 28, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 35m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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