The Beautiful Person (La Belle Personne)
The Beautiful Person (La Belle Personne) (2008)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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

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Beverly Berning

Mr. Honoré rejuvenates the age-old love triangle story on the surface, but underneath, it's still the same heavy-handed morality at play.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

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.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...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...

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Christophe Honoré is like a film student who doesn't have any idea of what he wants to say (that is, if he does have anything to say at all) and so creates… More
Walter M.
In "The Beautiful Person," Junie's(Lea Seydoux) mother has just died, causing her to move in with her cousin Matthias(Estaban Carvajal-Alegria).… More