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Wavering between light comedy and drama with wonderfully natural performances, 17 Girls doesn't judge anyone's behavior. Read full review
17 Girls has a powerful and loving sense of place. Read full review
Underwater shots of spherical midsections floating past the camera prove that they understand the beauty of bodies in motion, even if their storytelling feels a little stillborn. Read full review
17 Girls doesn't try to explain its many mysteries. That would have made for a better film, but this one does a nice job showing its effects.
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Impressively, the rookie scribe-helmers' sense of equilibrium is unerring and also surprisingly subtle. Read full review
17 Girls is mostly fueled by grrl-power, from it's nineties-era femme-centric alt-rock, to it's marginalization of boys as sperm-deposit devices, unfair but a natural corrective to years of women onscreen as purely sexual objects. Read full review
At which point does a superficially "nonjudgmental" approach simply seem coy rather than sincerely evenhanded? Read full review
17 Girls is allegedly inspired by true events, but this diffident, dreamy film is so insubstantial it's hard to believe there's a speck of reality to be found in it. Read full review
So what does 17 Girls, the debut feature film from sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin, add to the "pregnancy pact" canon? A lot of style, but not much substance. Read full review
The setting for "17 Girls" is a French seaside town with a gorgeous beach. Aside from that, what you have here are the ingredi-ents for a Maury Povich show.
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