Olivier Olivier

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -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
Sony Pictures Classics, 711 5th Ave., NY, NY 10022

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

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)

Sex: Few times (teenagers with full nudity; married couple without nudity but graphic)

Nudity: Female breast nudity several times; full nudity during sex

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several references to sexual activity

Drugs: Young boys dealing drugs (not condoned)

Other: Girl has occultic powers; sister sarcastically refers to brother as 'Baby Jesus'

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