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Francois Ozon's Jeune et Jolie (Young & Beautiful) begins with a young boy spying on his sister on the beach as she removes her bikini top. It's a scene that comes off incredibly creepy and strange, especially as it moves forward and he runs down to tell her someone is at the house to see her. However, her level of comfort with the situation and the way the two tease one another and interact, as the first of four parts to this film play out, sets your mind at ease. Their relationship is simply different than what I would call "normal" but the performances from the two actors sells the relationship. Unfortunately, this relationship is not at the heart of the film's story... at least not in the back-and-forth way it's initially perceived. Isabelle (Marine Vacth) is turning 17-years-old this summer and she's beginning to explore her sexuality. Similarly, her brother, »

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