Therese and Isabelle
Therese and Isabelle (1968)

Therese (Essy Persson) is sent to an all-girl school when her mother marries a man who dislikes children. She meets Isabelle (Anna Gael) and the two become fast friends. After they experience unfulfilling and often brutal sexual encounters… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is something preposterous in the sight of two adult women (Essy Persson and Anna Gael) costumed and cast as schoolgirls. The effect is roughly as convincing as Jonathan Winters in a Cub Scout uniform.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Will likely provide a few quaint sexual thrills for straight guys, but, like all pornography, it tends to drag.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Metzger is master of cinematic foreplay, and he once again shows how to artfully capture the erotic moment.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Lays out stone-cold architecture only to warm it up with the heady rush of sensual intoxication

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a story with substantial grace and beauty, but not much substance

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Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Certainly there were few films of this type intended for legitimate theatrical distribution in the late 60s

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A fairly sensitive, if somewhat exploitative, drama detailing a schoolgirl's foray into lesbianism.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Probably the most common misconception about Radley Metzger's films is that they are "innocent."

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