Truffaut at a height/depth of whacky triviality, with Bernadette Lafont set loose like a wind-up toy that's been designed to make Kate Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby look like a shrinking violet. The indulgence is mostly boring in the way only a busy movie can be, but its coup is a tart framing device about how woman are more clear-eyed about manic pixie dream girls than men are. A valuable message, 30 years too early.
Intentionally silly, exuberant, coarse, parodic, harsh. The misadventures of a femme in the masculine modernity. Lafont is gorgeous and plays a character who uses her sexual potential to survive. Truffaut brilliantly dazes us with her gay and volcanic persona, playing with our minds and the social roles we wear. And what a witty critique to social sciences ideology. Not for everyone, but still a delight.
A Truffaut film I hadn't seen before - and I can see why. While it has all the usual directorial and technical sparkle that I expect, the material isn't to the same high standard. Having said that, Bernadette Lafont is wonderful as the uninhibited Camille and lifts the tone.
Like Truffaut turning his hand at a Carry On.. film, about as good as that sounds. A silly sex comedy, made perhaps with the intent of giving Laftont a wild bigger-than-cinema showcase which might be annoying if it wasn't also the point. Some wry sexual politics at play, but did I say silly already?
An interesting film by Truffaut, said to be one of his lesser known, and you can see why. It has all the hallmarks of a Truffaut film, and wonderful directing from a technical standpoint, but the subject is rather less inspiring and though there are some pretty good performances, this seems more like a b-movie in both its tone and depth.
Una película sobre la historia de una joven desde la versión conveniente de la misma. "Una chica..." es una película menor de Truffaut que tiene su mayor atractivo en la interpretación de Bernadette Lafont, haciéndola de una mujer que engatuza no solo con su encanto, sino también con su ninfomanía.