Oh my... This was heavy. The final act left me so tense, and the entire film is pretty uncomfortable to sit through, but in a good way, as it neve gets dull or predictable. It made me wanna discover more of Breillat's work. If you're in the mood for a tainted summer vacation with some sister/family disfunction this is it.
An instant favorite. This film investigates our contemporary state of sex panic -- which developed into a total reduction of female sexual pleasure and amounted to a failure of language. Art, or film, is a place where the complexity of pleasure and the roadblock of every conversation is dissected and further complicated. All pleasure should be complicated, and all fantasy must precede reality.
Without a doubt, the film is very odd, changing from normal conversations to violent crimes quickly. It's almost uneventful, which was a bit of a turn off for me. The ending ties everything up though, it's certainly abrupt, but the amount of themes and conversations that it starts around love and sexual assault it's incredible. Anyways, this might get better after some rewatches, but so far I thought it was good.
The ending totally blew everything I thought was going through lil Anais' head. All I can take from it was in her mind she wasn't raped because her view was it would be better for her for her first time to be with someone she didn't love.. maybe even a complete stranger.. especially when hearing her sister moan with pain and seeing her being fondled disgusted her so much.
Finally a movie about an overweight teenage girl not used for ridicule and stupid comedy like in Hollywood. It tell about young girls and how they want to be deceived by the illusion of love when men want is to take the virginity of attractive girls. A pretty good coming-of-age movie except for a disturbing out-of-nowhere controversial ending making the film practically unwatchable for repeat viewing.
This movie was nothing i expected, in the wrong way of the sentence. I thought the was nothing to do with the theme of the movie, an unthoughtful ending. The character of the italian guy was a headache. I had a long time wanted to watch this this movie and it was a complete disappointment. I could've been a good movie about a girl who's having a hard time, but it wasn't.
Randomly deciding to watch this movie, thought it tells a journey about a fat girl & how she accepts her body image:) Here are my thoughts after watching it : -Like the portrays of love-hate sibling relationship -The law man is a total fuckboi, asking her to do that in the name of "demonstration of love" wtf -Can't stop asking myself what kind of movie am i watching -Feeling uncomfortable -The ending got me shook
Realistische Darstellung zweier ungleicher Schwestern, die durch Geschwisterliebe und Rivalität verbunden sind. Vom Erlebnis Sexualität gefordert, ja überfordert, werden sie auf eine harte Probe gestellt. Leider ist der deplatzierte Twist am Ende zu Interpretationswürdig geraten.