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  • Summary: A provocative portrait of a young French woman, Marie (Trousselard), and her journey to gain control of her life. Marie embarks on an escalating sexual journey that tests her own physical and emotional limits, and which, through an ironic twist-of-fate, eventually leads to her fulfillment.A provocative portrait of a young French woman, Marie (Trousselard), and her journey to gain control of her life. Marie embarks on an escalating sexual journey that tests her own physical and emotional limits, and which, through an ironic twist-of-fate, eventually leads to her fulfillment. (Trimark Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    90
    One of the best films of this year...unlike anything you've seen on the big screen.
  2. 75
    I did not really enjoy this movie, and yet I recommend it. Why? Because I think it's on to something interesting. Here is a movie about a woman who never stops thinking. That may not be as good for you as it is for her.
  3. 70
    There's never been a movie director like Catherine Breillat, a fearless visionary and one hell of a woman.
  4. 50
    A cheerless exercise.
  5. It's like watching a bad update of an Antonioni film.
  6. Sex may, indeed, be all in the mind, but Romance fails to score in the mind's eye.
  7. The film so strongly fixates on strange, explicit sexual acts that it forgoes any emotional (i.e. romantic) aspects of sex.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5

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