[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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 pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow high school classmates to follow suit. It's only a matter of time, before 17 girls in the high school are pregnant and the town is thrown into a world of chaos. Set in the writer/directors' small, seaside hometown of Lorient in Brittany, 17 Girls is a reflection on adolescence, body image, friendship and the perplexing realities of growing up.
At times quite similar to Sofia Coppola's "Bling Ring" and its "deal with it" answer to the implied question of "Why." However, we get an idea what the (never really called that way) "pregnancy club" is going for. The girls want to become different and/or better parents than their own parents. So they choose the solidarity and support of their ever increasing group. Never underestimate the power of 17-yo-girls' dreams, is one of the many attempts to put it into perspective. Another (paraphrased): You'd never do anything if you waited for permission. One thing, however, is for certain. It's not about sex. Sex is just part of getting pregnant, which makes the P&T ideas to fight this problem all the…
I honestly was kind of bored by this film. I had heard great stuff about it and then I saw it and thought it was just an average film. It just shows you that people that can make terrible decisions in a mob that will affect them for the rest of their lives.
"Inspired by real events in 2008 where 18 high school students took part in a supposed “pregnancy pact”, Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s drama-comedy 17 Girls (17 filles) offers a highly stylised yet languidly paced portrayal of the waywardness of headstrong teenagers. Despite being based on a true story, the film is an unconvincing and superficial approach to adolescence, and often an empty experience..."
Read the full review at AtTheCinema.
Dvix, con Ines
Another woman remaking a Lifetime movie.
A film that knows it wants to say something profound but has no idea what exactly that should be. Although well acted, it never really explores any of the themes it introduces, before wrapping up with a classic signifier of a filmmaker who doesn't know how to draw things to a close, some heretofore absent voiceover narration telling us how the story ends.
girl from les revenants is here. i should have known.
similar to the pregnancy pact.
Sometimes, You Really Will Understand When You're Older
Okay, let's get this out of the way first. No. The eighteen girls from Gloucester High School who became pregnant during the 2007-2008 school year were not part of a pact. They did agree after the fact to work together to try to finish high school while still taking care of their babies, but there was no overt decision that they would all get pregnant, no matter what Bones and SVU told you. Nobody sought out anybody to get pregnant--or, if they did, there were deeper issues involved than just peer pressure from the other pregnant girls. By the sound of it, the girls all knew that raiding their children while still…
Nice, but nothing too special
Bello il film ma non mi piace la tesi dell'assoluta libertà e indipendenza delle ragazze.
Based off events that occurred in an American high school in 2008, 17 Girls follows the reactions of a small French community after multiple girls at the local high school become pregnant around the same time -- a total of, well, seventeen. The film is mercifully short -- not that there's anything very wrong with it, but I don't think I could take this movie's decidedly unspectacular feel for any longer than 90 minutes. It just exists, rarely elevating itself above what could essentially pass as the made-for-TV version of this story.
Let me just get up on my soapbox for a moment. I am getting progessively more nauseated by Hollywood films…