When a rebellious teenager finds out that she is already eight weeks pregnant, she forms a pact with sixteen of her classmates to get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, and most of all, be in charge of their lives.
This summer, at the port-city of Lorient in Brittany, something amazing happened. Young rebellious dreamer Camille is already eight weeks pregnant, the father of her unborn child is completely unimportant and out of the picture, nevertheless, the unripe school girl boldly decides to keep the baby. And then comes the unforeseen surprise. Camille, as the undisputed alpha-girl in class, convinces her high school friends to form an unbreakable pact and get pregnant simultaneously, raise their children together, be free, happy, and most of all, in charge of their lives. Before long, sixteen more girls will confidently take the plunge in a purposeful act of emancipation, dreaming of changing the world and courageously trying something different from their fearful parents. Is this the face of progress or is it just an unquiet and tumultuous childish curiosity? Either way, when you are an intrepid beautiful dreamer full of energy, who can really stand in your way? Written by
I find myself mostly disagreeing with the professional critics on this one
The first thing of note here is the quality of the acting and
direction. The way everything is natural and believable here is mind
boggling. These are very young girls and yet they're caught on film
doing things we've all seen young girls do as if the camera were
invisible. How is that possible? Because if they're only acting they
are incredibly convincing.
If I were a director filming a competing film about female adolescents
I would shoot myself out of sheer envy. And I'm afraid I can only
attribute the poor reviews this film got to something similar. I much
prefer a different more masculine kind of film, but I was riveted by
this film's persuasiveness. That's quite a trick. This director is
ingenious. If he or she is not given some meaty project after this
masterful accomplishment then I'm quite sure the movie industry is
dooming itself to deliberate mediocrity.
The only caveat I have is that the story itself, in the end, is not
very satisfying. However, as I understand it, the true story behind
this fanciful embellishment was even less satisfying. In other words
this movie is a flight of imagination on pretty slim facts. But don't
let that stop you from seeing it, it's unforgettable.
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