Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady)
Une Vraie Jeune Fille (A Real Young Girl) (A Real Young Lady) (2000)

Directed by Catherine Breillat in 1975 but withheld from release for 25 years because Breillat's producer went bankrupt, Une Vraie Jeune Fille marked the director's feature debut. Like Breillat's controversial Romance (1999),… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

An intelligent coming-of-age story about a girl who realizes, for better or for worse, that there's no turning back.

Fernando F. Croce

To Breillat innocence is little more an imaginary state, something to yearn for while dealing with life, one orifice at a time

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

A surreal voyage into adolescent sexuality.

David Noh
Film Journal International

It plods along, from one dull scene of mundane 'ordinary' life to the next.

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Cole Smithey

While the film could be construed as pornographic in nature, the intention of the narrative function is to examine the psyche and sexuality of a young girl within the political and social context of Niort, France in 1963.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "A Real Young Girl", Alice(Charlotte Alexandra) is a teenager on summer break from school. When she is not laying about… More