MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 47,691 this week

Twiggy (2011)
"La brindille" (original title)

5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 99 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 6 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 558 titles
created 16 Jan 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 09 May 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
a list of 84 titles
created 13 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Twiggy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Twiggy (2011)

Twiggy (2011) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twiggy.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mike (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Lars Blumers
Stars: Marc-André Grondin, Christa Théret, Eric Elmosnino
Locked Out (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a glue-sniffing homeless person who stumbles upon a policeman committing suicide and decides to put his abandoned uniform to good use. Initially this means using it to steal ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Dupontel
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Claude Perron, Nicolas Marié
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence.

Director: Florent-Emilio Siri
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Albert Dupontel, Aurélien Recoing
The Prey (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Bank-robber Franck Adrien is serving a prison sentence after robbing a national bank. Before he was caught he managed to hide the money but now it's not just the police who are looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Valette
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jacquou is a determined and attractive young man who transforms his vow of vengeance into a struggle against injustice.

Director: Laurent Boutonnat
Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Léo Legrand, Marie-Josée Croze
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director: Danièle Thompson
Stars: Cécile De France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Lola's boyfriend is unfaithful to her on his summer holiday, she dumps him and flirts with his best friend as punishment. But as their class prepares to leave on an excursion to London, the relationship hots up.

Director: Lisa Azuelos
Stars: Sophie Marceau, Christa Théret, Jérémy Kapone
Grande école (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Salis
Stars: Gregori Baquet, Alice Taglioni, Jocelyn Quivrin
Bernie (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Bernie, a 30 years old orphan, decides to leave his orphanage and find his parents. After an investigation, he meets Marion, a young heroin addict and falls in love with her. He believes ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Dupontel
Stars: Claude Perron, Albert Dupontel, Roland Blanche
High Lane (2009)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon... See full summary »

Director: Abel Ferry
Stars: Fanny Valette, Johan Libéreau, Raphaël Lenglet
Chrysalis I (2007)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In the near future Paris, a cop is searching for his wife's killer. The trail leads him to a high tech medical clinic where everything is not what it seems.

Director: Julien Leclercq
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Marthe Keller
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Albert Dupontel, Marie-Josée Croze, Pierre Vaneck
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sarah Dol
Johan Libéreau ...
Thomas
Maud Wyler ...
Julie
Anne Le Ny ...
Sonia, la directrice
Laure Duthilleul ...
La responsable du planning familial
Jean-François Malet ...
Le responsable de la résidence sociale
Nina Meurisse ...
La sage-femme accouchement
Cyril Guei ...
L'obstétricien
Nicolas Marié ...
Le médecin échographe
Myriam Bella ...
Leila
Emilie Chesnais ...
Marie
...
Le directeur du musée
Cathy Ruiz ...
Sylvie
Françoise Sage ...
La standardiste du musée
Dimitri Mazzuchini ...
David
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Twiggy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Takes easy detours to make the outreagous palatable.
1 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In France during the war, the government made it possible for women to give birth anonymously. This was to avoid the shame of giving birth to German babies. Fast forward 60 years later, the law has not changed and expecting women have a 3rd choice between giving birth or abortion.

Sounds far fetched? It's actually true. Half a million children were born 'under x' in France, with no possible way to discover who their real parents were, and no recourse. Half a million mothers had to give their ID cards before giving birth, in case they died.

La Brindille attempts to cover this very difficult and very unique subject. The production values are high. The acting is good. Yet the movie disappoints, because it takes every possible detour in order to make the unwatchable, watchable. Here's why:

  • The setting is 2011. By now, and since 1994, the government itself


realized its madness and implemented a series of laws to make a dehumanizing process bearable. Psychological follow up, free lodging, invitation to leave a letter to the child in order to explain his/her origins. The main protagonist benefits from all of this in the movie. No reference is made to the hell mothers before 1994 had to go through. It never happened as far as it's concerned. - The main protagonist conveniently doesn't realize she's pregnant until 6 months, and the 3 months we have to watch consist of chilling out with her boyfriend between bouts of (free) education. No reference to emotional stress, etc. It's borderline bizarre. - Every turn where the movie could have taken a turn to the dramatic is avoid in extremis: sure the other girls at the maternity center aren't great, but not exactly bullies. The lady in charge of the center is tough, but fair. The boyfriend is forgiving. The nurse is a bitch but because of ignorance but not willful cruelty, that itself lasts for 15 seconds. That's the luckiest unlucky french girl I've ever seen.

The only 'shocking' scene is the birth and abandonment per say, where the drama levels are raised (slightly). Still, the whole thing is filmed as if it was a documentary on french hospitals, and the maternal instinct are conveniently reduced to clichés, when even mentioned. PSDT has 20 seconds of screen time.

It goes from bad to worse when the mother actually returns to the hospital to see her child (if i'm correct that's technically not even allowed in the real word), and tries to give a 'moral angle' to something that didn't need it.

TL;DR: the move trivialized childbirth, abandonment, backwards laws and cruelty to both mothers and children. It's a lazy approach to a subject that should scream controversy and instead leaves you flat, and leaves you wondering if it wasn't shot to appease political groups.

A gigantic missed opportunity, saved only by its production values and the fact it's the only movie even covering the topic.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Twiggy (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?