Disenchanted [English subtitle]

6.21 h 18 min199818+
In her breakthrough role, Judith Godrèche plays Beth, a disaffected 17 year old living in Paris with her bedridden mother and forced to hold her family together by degrading herself. This intimate drama focuses on three days in which, according to the director, Beth loses her childhood, becomes a woman and becomes disenchanted. Leaving her boyfriend after he suggests that she sleep with an ugly man so that she will appreciate him more, she soon attracts the attentions of a younger boy she meets in a night club, the Sugar Daddy who has been paying her family's bills and an enigmatic writer.
Benoît Jacquot
Judith GodrècheMarcel BozonnetYvan Desny
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3.1 out of 5 stars

23 global ratings

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CasanReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Teen Trauma
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This lead actress is beautiful, and she has to be nice to a dirty old man. Unfortunately the man supports the family. Mom encourages her to grow up, and give up her outdated concept of morality. Love the movie.
Matt M.Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2018
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Throughly enjoyed the movie
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Throughly enjoyed the movie. Simple but sweet with a dark underbelly. Traditional in every sense of the word, but there is something you can take with you once the movie is finished. Outstanding performance by Judith Godrèche. Amazing cinematography, every shot could be a picture you hang on your wall. It's a relatively short film, but one you wont take a break fun. Would recommend!
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smir5864Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just Bad
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No depth, no aim, no juice.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
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Dale E. HummonReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2017
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A waste of time and money.
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TAVReviewed in the United States on December 29, 2015
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One Star
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Video is an exercise video need refund
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John StanhopeReviewed in the United States on November 21, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Molasses on a cold day
This movie drags along; it is mostly closeups of Miss Godreche's beautiful but inexpressive face. We also get to see her wander around interiors. Whee. The only good acting comes from the man playing the jaded doctor, who talks about the meaning of life in t he resigned Gallic way. You feel like the director took naps during the filming while the cameraman tried to get good color and no more. Slow, slow, slow, and not enough of Miss Godreche's beautiful skin.
SORE EYESReviewed in the United States on June 27, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
About A Child Who Was Never A Child
17 year old Parisian, Beth, lives in poverty with her sick mother and little brother. When Beth's good looking boyfriend suggests she get some experience and sleep with someone ugly-the uglier the better-Beth comes to the realization that her life is probably going to be one of continual disenchantment. She seeks solace in a man who might be like her idealized Rimbaud-a heart broken writer living in a sparse apartment-to no avail. She dumps her indifferent boyfriend who has now become incensed that his sexual object has spurned him. At her mother's insistence,"I've done worse things for you", Beth sleeps with Sugardad, a 65 year old "doctor" and her mother's lover-for the money to leave her existence behind. As her mother prosaicilly puts it before Beth leaves the apartment to go to the doctor's house, "You're no longer a child". One doubts Beth ever was.

Typical of French films, the story arc here is not strong and the references are subtle, so know what you are getting. This is not a loud American film. As Beth enters Sugardads apartment, she goes into his examination room and adjusts the examination table to prone position to suggest the sexual encounter that is about to happen. And though everyone says Beth is no longer a child, we watch as Beth dances on the carpet while waiting for Sugardad to answer a call, placing her feet toe to heel as if balancing on a curb she's trying not to fall off of. Sugardad's examination room is covered in cobwebs, but his phone is ringing off the hook-an allusion to the fact that her mother is a morphine addict and Sugardad her dealer.

The acting here is wonderful and the story charming. I enjoyed this film, but it isn't uplifting. However, it is a lighter and more beautiful version of the completely gutting "Lilya 4-Ever".
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