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Video Review: 'Betty'

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Betty

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Marie Trintignant, Stephane Audran
director:
Claude Chabrol
author:
61253
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B+

Claude Chabrol’s study of two women — strangers when they meet — who share booze and misery is an intriguing portrait of survival of the fittest. The younger, Betty (Marie Trintignant, in a smashing performance), has been thrown out by her spouse and his family, while death has claimed the husband of the elder, Laure (Stephane Audran). Holed up in a luxe Versailles hotel, the two, both alcoholics, lean on each other until the weaker succumbs. Disturbing, compelling, and very smart stuff. B+

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