Being 14

The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.


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  • ★★★½ review by Kevin Matthews on Letterboxd

    It's strange that I really hated the likes of Thirteen and Megan Is Missing, both films allegedly showing a grittier and more realistic depiction of modern teenage life for girls, and yet I ended up quite enjoying Being 14.

    Perhaps it was because the bad behaviour was tempered by more enjoyable moments. Perhaps it just didn't seem as bad because of the way in which the French seem to treat their teenagers and children in a less condescending manner.

    Or perhaps I just enjoyed the writing and direction from Helene Zimmer more, and the lead performance from Athalia Routier.

  • ★★★★ review by Neil Fox on Letterboxd

    1 in 3 films by women - film 1

  • ★★★★ review by Elizabeth Lundberg on Letterboxd

    love to watch movies that both me empathize deeply with and confirm my terror of teenagers

  • ★★★½ review by FancierLust on Letterboxd

    Yeah what I wouldn't do to be fourteen again.

  • ★★★½ review by Jessica_Binks on Letterboxd

    This is such an accurate representation of the reality, as least as far as I've seen it, of what life is like for French teenagers in school. Really tactfully and thoughtfully done.

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