17 Girls (17 Filles): Cannes Review
First feature from Delphine and Muriel Coulin is a far-fetched and inadvertently funny film about a group of teenage girls purposely trying to get pregnant.
Inspired by a 2008 incident where 18 American high school students were involved in an alleged “pregnancy pact,” the French dramedy 17 Girls (17 Filles) offers a highly aestheticized yet incredibly hollow meditation on contemporary teenage angst. Liable to raise eyebrows among older audiences (and perhaps other body parts among adolescent boys), this well-acted piece of arthouse eye-candy should find berths abroad after its premiere in Cannes’ Critics’ Week.
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