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Regina George Sarah.
Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is your average French teenager. Somewhat shy, just going about her existence. Her parents fight and are going through a separate so she can be a bit melancholy at times. When a new girl, Sarah (Lou de Laâge) shows up at school. She and Charlie form a fast friendship that ends up getting more intense than either girl, especially Charlie expected.
This is Mélanie Laurent's second outing as a director, but the first that I've seen. She captures the lives of these two teenagers well. The friendship between these two girls is complicated to say the least. It felt very real to me. How mean and dependent teen girls can be. There was always a part or two I felt like I could relate with.
The film certainly didn't end where I thought it would either, and that's what makes it stand out from others in this genre. It's beautifully shot and the two leads are perfectly cast. Sure, I could've done without some of the scenes of Sarah just standing there, smoking, but I can't argue the nice imagery that came with it.
Memorable Quote: "No more sulking." - Sarah (Lou de Laâge)