Upstate New York, 1953, a working class neighborhood in a small town. In this violent post-war culture controlled by men, a group of headstrong teenage girls unite into a sisterhood of blood: they form the Foxfire gang, a secret female-only society, recognized by the flame tattooed on the back of its members’ shoulders.
“Foxfire” for pretty foxes, but also “Foxfire” for fire and destruction.
Legs, Maddy, Lana, Rita and Goldie cannot accept any longer to be humiliated and discriminated against for being poor, and being girls. Headed by the feisty Legs, the girls set on a trip for revenge, and try to pursue their impossible dream: living according to their own rules and laws, no matter what. But there’s a price to pay…
Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’s award-winning bestseller. –Memento Films
Laurent Cantet is a French director, born on June 15, 1961 at Melle (Deux-Sèvres). His parents were schoolteachers in Ardilleux.
On 25 May 2008, he received the Palme d’Or at the Festival de Cannes 2008, for the movie Entre les murs. –Wikipedia
Anything to do with rebels and gangs hold's me right in but this lacks a certain power that's not something you're already expecting. I wouldn't say it's a waste of time, it's rather enjoyable (the music is amazing. I haven't heard Timber Timbre in anything before so that's a breath of fresh air for me) but it doesn't pull you in which is sadly disappointing for a Cantet film.
Disappointing. Essentially a 'Stand by me' coming-of-age tale that, while the tech specs are all great, feels to be lacking in heart. The writing is clichéd and surprisingly disengaged considering the revelations in Cantets previous work 'The Class'. We know where it's headed from the start which isn't a bad thing it's just that there are no new insights in what could have been a powerful feminist comment. 3 stars