Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni)
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Nenette and Boni (Nénette et Boni)
Nenette (Alice Houri) is a 14-year-old girl with an attitude problem who runs away from her boarding school only to knock on the door of her older brother Boni (Gregoire Colin). Boni has his own problems most of which center around an erotic fixation with the baker's sexy wife (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi). He is very reluctant to take Nenette in. Then he finds out she is pregnant. As their relationship grows and adjusts, each begins to understand what maturity it takes to bring a new life into the world. Claire Denis, best known for her film Chocolat, directed. This French film won top honors… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a melodramatic premise on paper that, in the wrong hands, might have succumbed to the sensationalism of its mildly incestuous undertones."
‑ Aaron Hillis, GreenCine
"Captures the fragile and fleeting impression you often have of life, that's actually closer to life itself than the more comforting, linear perspectives of narrative film."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"The films of French director Claire Denis often chart the flow of energy between two dissimilar people while contemplating their place within the larger community."
‑ Rob Nelson, Nashville Scene
"... elliptical told drama that has mood trump over substance."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A sibling drama of unsentimental urban grit and swooning lyricism."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Surely the least satisfying, least commanding work by its formidable director."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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