La Belle Personne (The Beautiful Person)
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La Belle Personne (The Beautiful Person)
In the wake of screen adaptations by such acclaimed filmmakers as Andrzej Zulawski and Manoel de Oliveira, director Christophe Honoré updates Madame de Lafayette's novel La Princesse de Clèves while placing the story in a contemporary setting. Junie (Léa Seydoux) is new in Paris, and there isn't a man in the city that hasn't noticed. Chief among her admirers are teacher Nemours (Louis Garrel) and gauche fellow student Otto (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet). As passions flare, it becomes readily apparent that Nemours maintains a rather liberal approach to student-teacher relationships. ~… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The comic swerves and dramatic twists feel at once dutiful and arbitrary, and supposedly intense emotions are explored with the arch, weary detachment of a school assignment."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"ginetai plano to plano olo kai pio kraygaleo oti o anthropos den kserei apo poy na paei kai pos na se parei mazi toy, gia na ftasete s' ena finale arhaioellinika tragiko kai sparaksikardio oste na soy meinei"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Mr. Honoré rejuvenates the age-old love triangle story on the surface, but underneath, it's still the same heavy-handed morality at play."
‑ Beverly Berning, culturevulture.net
"Has a superb soundtrack, beautiful cinematography and a lively and charming cast, but, ultimately, suffers from an overstuffed, unfocused plot with poorly developed characters and fails to keep you thoroughly engrossed or captivated."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"...reminiscent of Abdel Kechiche's "L'esquive" ("Games of Love and Chance"), yet while that film felt modern, urban and gritty, this one is more steeped in urban moodiness and doomed romance..."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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