Young and Beautiful Synopsis
A seventeen-year-old begins working as a prostitute, and hides her secret life from her family.
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Portland Oregonian

Young & Beautiful is mysterious and erotic, though the ending may leave some as cold as Isabelle.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
A fascinating contemplation of adolescent sexuality that will be a star-making platform for its young lead, Marine Vacth.
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85

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Filmmaker Francois Ozon is a young writer/director known for provocative work with mature stars — Kristin Scott Thomas was in his last...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
At times a rich, intimate observation of emerging sexuality, the movie also maintains a quiet, observational rhythm that peaks around...
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80

Empire

Another typically assured piece of work from Ozon with a showstopping turn from newcomer Vacth.
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80

Total Film

By James Mottram
Ozon keeps the melodrama at bay to deliver a typically subversive study of growing pains. And in Vacth he’s found a real star-in-waiting.
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80

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
A nuanced, emotionally temperate study of a precocious youth.
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80

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
François Ozon’s Young & Beautiful is, in the very best sense, a film that won't add up.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
Young and Beautiful doesn't have the eerie power of some of Ozon's other films, like "In the House" or "Swimming Pool," but it is still a...
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75

Slant Magazine

By David Lee Dallas
The film's increasingly unnerving story mostly unfolds with minimal flair, intensely focused as it is on its steely and enigmatic...
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very brave film

By bndoor
The lead character at the heart of this movie is fascinating and complex. My favorite Ozon movie since TIME TO LEAVE....

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Rated NR