Une Vraie Jeune Fille (1976) from Tuna
|A Real Young Girl is a Catherine Breillat (Romance, Fat Girl) film
adapted from the novel The Air Duct, about a 14-year-old's
self-discovery. The producers expected a gauzy and romantic soft core
with a feminine slant, and in stead ended up with a steamy, frank, and
sometimes very unladylike sexual self discovery starring Charlotte
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||She comes home to rural France for summer holiday, doesn't get
along with her parents, watches the hot local guys, fanaticizes, and
plays with herself a lot. We see breasts, buns, and gyno shots, and
are treated to her peeing, inserting a spoon somewhere under her
panties at the dinner table, a fantasy of a guy dropping a worm into
her labia, and much more.
The film was never released. Now, 25 years later, and after Rape Me,
they have released it.
Although the film did offer insights into adolescent female hormonally
induced cravings and actions, there was not enough plot to hold it
together, the subtitles were poorly translated and not always there,
the quality of the transfer was poor (with many scenes very red
shifted), and there was little done with supporting characters.
- With their dollars ...
less than $5,000 - 1 screen
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a D. It is certainly shocking, but I
am not sure that qualifies it as important cinema, although a
better quality transfer might get a C- from me.
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