Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie) Saturday, 16 November 2019

Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Explicit film-making.

  • Starring:

    Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor

  • Directed by:

    François Ozon

  • Running time:

    95 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A girl is slapped, hit repeatedly by her mother. A man dominates a girl during sex, a man dies during sex. A girl slips and knocks her head. Attack, rape, murder mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on fingers. Wound-dressing, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Frequent explicit sex scenes (bedroom, cars etc) with multiple partners. Full frontal and back nudity of teen female (frequent), full-frontal male nudity. Kissing, breast-fondling, masturbation, oral sex, foreplay, groping, undressing, finger-sucking, sex toy. Escort website (pictures of girls in underwear, naked breasts, hand down underwear). Teen prostitution, infidelity. Male bottom, shirtless man, teen girl in underwear/lingerie, woman in underwear, teen girl in shower, people in swimwear, topless bathing. Audio of pornographic film playing, sexual-themed discussion. S&M, handcuffs mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Teens smoke (assumed) marijuana. Viagra tablets consumed. Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, beer, shots). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, s-word, a-word. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women.

  • THEMES:

    Virginity, prostitution, mother-daughter relationships, infidelity, sibling, inappropriate relationships, masturbation, teen sex, voyeurism, accidental death, police investigation, therapy, summer vacation, holiday, France, adolescence, sexuality, power, control, detachment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Heart attack. Vomiting. Strobe lights. French language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Mysterious, erotic, fascinating, mesmerising, hypnotic, probing, elegant, non-judgemental, restrained, mature, disturbing, intriguing, observational, rich, intimate, intelligent, detailed, refined, realistic, assured, compelling. Stunning performance from Marine Vacth, graceful editing, visually crisp.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Tedious, disappointing, half-baked, forgettable, extreme, contrived, illogical, tiring. Thin characterisation, emotionally detached, cold ending.

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