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  • Summary: 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 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. (Strand Releasing) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 20, 2012
    90
    Wavering between light comedy and drama with wonderfully natural performances, 17 Girls doesn't judge anyone's behavior.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Sep 20, 2012
    75
    17 Girls has a powerful and loving sense of place.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Sep 19, 2012
    67
    The insights into girlhood in the opening are coming from the viewpoint of adults, while in a story this strange-but-true, it'd be more helpful to see these kids as they see themselves.
  4. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Sep 18, 2012
    60
    Impressively, the rookie scribe-helmers' sense of equilibrium is unerring and also surprisingly subtle.
  5. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Sep 22, 2012
    58
    17 Girls is mostly fueled by grrl-power, from it's nineties-era femme-centric alt-rock, to it's marginalization of boys as sperm-deposit devices, unfair but a natural corrective to years of women onscreen as purely sexual objects.
  6. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Sep 28, 2012
    50
    17 Girls is allegedly inspired by true events, but this diffident, dreamy film is so insubstantial it's hard to believe there's a speck of reality to be found in it.
  7. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Sep 21, 2012
    25
    The setting for "17 Girls" is a French seaside town with a gorgeous beach. Aside from that, what you have here are the ingredi-ents for a Maury Povich show.

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