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Lou! Journal Infime

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Quirky French subtitled film about growing up has profanity.

Movie NR 2014 104 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

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This starts out as a cute movie. However, it has way too much language and adult content and should not be considered a kids movie!! A lot of profanity from all characters. Also, one character in particular is very disrespectful to her parents and cusses at them and delves in magic. Lou tries to help her strange mother who is addicted to video games, but the mother ends up several times dressing extremely inappropriately and and eventually throws herself on the neighbor man who apparently likes her back. One day Lou finds them "together" and he moves into their house. What could have been a great, innocent movie about friendship was ruined by objectionable elements that took away from the film.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a highly stylized movie that leaves no quirky stone unturned. Sets are drenched in bold colors and filled with flea market bric-a-brac: vintage computers, clocks, cameras, mannequins. But the issues at the film's core are decidedly both modern and universal: first crushes, falling back into love, making and keeping friends, and navigating a city.

Casual profanity and some very European tween maturity make this better for older kids familiar with the worlds of Amelie or the like, but this will be a hit with creative teen journaling types who've just hit full boy-crazy mode.

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