Olivier Olivier
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -3 1/2

The apple of his mother's eye, the thorn in his sister's side, and the innocent wedge between his parents, nine-year-old Olivier disappears suddenly. The devastated mother (Brigitte Rouan) turns to her 11-year-old daughter Nadine for comfort, and the father (Francois Cluzet) walks out. Six years later Olivier (Gregoire Colin) reappears as a diabolic 15-year-old who has been living on the streets of Paris hustling drugs. Is this the real Olivier or a cruel prankster? OLIVIER OLIVIER examines the dark side of a crumbling family without offering any solutions. Appearing in selected theatres, this film with French dialogue and English subtitles will appeal to a very limited audience.

Although OLIVIER OLIVIER is based on a true story, the filmmakers elected to focus on the sordid and embellish the facts to make a more shocking story. Every kind of deviant sexual behavior imaginable is portrayed, including sodomy, fornication, and voyeurism. Teenagers engage in graphic sex with breast nudity, a young girl is physically abused by her parents, and occultic practices by a teenage girl are all accompanied by obscenities and profanities. We would not recommend this film for anyone, especially those hoping to brush up on their French.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics, 711 5th Ave., NY, NY 10022

Crude Language: Many (10) times - Mild 4; Moderate 6
Obscene Language: Many (22) times (f-word 3; s-word 8; other 11)
Profanity: Few times
Violence: Several times - Severe and Moderate (girl burns herself with cigarette; parents kick and slap daughter; attempted rape of young boy; property damage)
Sexual Intercourse: Few times (teenagers with full nudity; married couple without nudity but graphic)
Nudity: Female breast nudity several times; full nudity during sex
Homosexual Conduct: Once (young boy sodomized)
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Several references to sexual activity
Drug Abuse: Young boys dealing drugs (not condoned)
Other: Girl has occultic powers; sister sarcastically refers to brother as 'Baby Jesus'
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