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17 Girls

Based on true events, this drama tells the story of 17 teenage girls from the same school in small-town France who get pregnant at the same time, baffling the adults -- and the boys -- in their lives.
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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.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald  full review
 
The film suggests a state of grace between childhood and adulthood, but the narrative feels increasingly tentative, and the characters remain opaque - "local divas," in one teacher's estimation.
Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
The question is why this incident seemed worth dramatizing, especially in such a dreamily romanti-cized way - with perfect pregnancies and friendly baby daddies.
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post  full review
 
The movie takes you inside the dreamy collective mentality of bored, mildly rebellious girls who look with horror at the lives of their mostly working-class parents.
Stephen Holden, New York Times  full review
 
The film's rhythms mimic the volatile emotional life of adolescence: the violent rushes between euphoria and despair, the overconfident contempt for adults mixed with regressive dependence when things fall apart.
 
"17 Girls" doesn't try to explain its many mysteries. That would have made for a better film, but this one does a nice job showing its effects.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic  full review
 
A lot of style, but not much substance.
Thembi Ford, Village Voice  full review
 
The film captures a moment when irrationality and romantic self-delusion go viral -- and the difficulty of containing such elements.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
Impressively, the rookie scribe-helmers' sense of equilibrium is unerring and also surprisingly subtle.
Boyd van Hoeij, Variety  full review
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