17 Girls
17 Girls (2012)

Inspired by events that took place in Massachusetts, Delphine and Muriel Coulin's provocative debut focuses on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact. When Camille (Louise Grinberg) accidentally becomes… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 14, 2013
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The movie takes you inside the dreamy collective mentality of bored, mildly rebellious girls who look with horror at the lives of their mostly working-class parents.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The Coulin sisters spin a web of ironic, double-edged fantasy over the girls of Lorient and their child's-eye view of life.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The film suggests a state of grace between childhood and adulthood, but the narrative feels increasingly tentative, and the characters remain opaque - "local divas," in one teacher's estimation.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

The movie needs a tighter grip, yet the narrative detours, including a beach party and one especially liberating confrontation, can be surprisingly joyous.

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Chris Barsanti
PopMatters

The wonder of this remarkable film is that it retains an innocence of its own, even while alluding to the darkness on the horizon.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

The question is why this incident seemed worth dramatizing, especially in such a dreamily romanti-cized way - with perfect pregnancies and friendly baby daddies.

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Ella Taylor
NPR

The film's rhythms mimic the volatile emotional life of adolescence: the violent rushes between euphoria and despair, the overconfident contempt for adults mixed with regressive dependence when things fall apart.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Exceedingly well-done film, based on a real news story, which addresses a growing international youth dilemma.

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Question: Do you remember when you were a teenager? You thought you knew everything; the world evolved around you and your friends; boredom was the norm and… More
Walter M.
In "17 Girls," high schooler Camille(Louise Grinberg) is pregnant. This puts her already difficult relationship with her mother(Florence Thomassin)… More