The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1968)

Romance begins busting out all over in Rochefort. A fair is being organized, giving the town an air of excitement and effervescence. Twin sisters Delphine, a dance teacher, and Solange, a pianist and a composer, dream of making it big in… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

A euphoric swirl of sherbet colors, Jacques Demy's Hollywood-musical homage The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) elevates even the most mundane actions to the spectacular ...

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Variety Staff
Variety

It has charm, sustained human observation, mixed with catchy music, dances and songs to come up as a tuner with grace and dynamism.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

The true pleasures of The Young Girls of Rochefort are its smaller touches.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

Despite the consistently sprightly surface, there's a somber undercurrent that lingers even when love triumphs and the music swells.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Jolliest of the Demy-Michel Legrand operettas.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The results are a bit like eating too much ice cream sundae.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

A luminous musical about dreams, romance and destiny which lovingly reworks the classic Hollywood 'putting on a show' template into an essay on the emotional rollercoaster ride that is movie-going.

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Renata Adler
New York Times

Certainly the best musical in some time.

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Edward Porter
Times [UK]

The fondant-fancy colours make the film all the more escapist, yet some pop songs can pierce you to the core.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
The musical numbers seriously look like they came out of a porno - but a charming, classy, softcore kind of porno (especially the twins one!). That's… More
Eric Broome
Enjoyed this film more than expected! Surprising how different it is from "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg." For starters, it's in color, and *what*… More
Keysha H
Marvelous, whimsical and fun. I can only rank this film second to the Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Veronique Kwak
"the young girls of rochefort" is the dynamic french musical classic with a fairly young angelic catherine deneuve. and it is restricted to people… More