I was so underwhelmed by this. I really, really wanted to like it but it did not connect with me at all.
Its not that its a bad story, its just I never felt it was bringing anything particularly special to the table of coming of age movies, and it felt like a good 100 minute story that was stretched to a full 3 hours because they wanted it to have a wandering feel to it. Adele Exarchopoulos is wonderful, theres some really lovely cinematography sprinkled throughout but I found it pretty dull unfortunately.
Oh, and the sex scenes are beyond indulgent. One goes on for the best part of 10 minutes and its ridiculous and adds nothing worthwile to the story that a film like CAROL accomplished ten times more beautifully in 30 seconds.