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: September 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2013
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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.

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.

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.

Chris Barsanti

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

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
Jesse Ortega
This is one of those French movie that talks a lot without every really saying anything at all. I'm pretty sure you've seen one of these films once… More