Fat Girl (À ma soeur!)
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Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along as Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister's innocence. Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 83
- Fresh: 60
- Rotten: 23
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A lovely minor achievement.
Fresh: Exposes the less sexy things that lust can awaken, like viciousness, deceit and amoral longing.
Rotten: Fat Girl is uncompromising and unforgiving, but ultimately more self-destructive than any of its characters.
Fresh: Represents one of the most honest and unvarnished looks at the harsh side of being a teenager since Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse.
Amazing but a shocker
This movie was one of the first I've seen I mean if we had ti categorize it... Independent film. From France a dynamic shocker and if you think about it... very very realistic. What if moments to yes it can definitely happen to you.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2001
- © 2001 Flach Film-CB Films-Arte France Cinéma-Immagine & Cinéma-Urania Pictures