Breillat, seemingly inspired as much by C.S. Lewis and Hans Christian Andersen as by original author Charles Perrault, doesn't really make the most of her subversive premise. show more
Breillat manages to give us a lush, quiet spectacle with The Sleeping Beauty. show more
At its best, The Sleeping Beauty reclaims fairy tales as a kind of oral folk REM state, chewing over anxieties about adulthood, behavior, sex, and belonging in potent symbolic form. show more
November 18, 2011 eh00000000106314
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This movie made absolutely no sense to me.... I didn\'t understand any of her relationships (if it can be called relationships) with any of the supporting characters. Very little explanation is given regarding these interactions.. No explanation is given regarding her attitude and generally negative outlook. Who is she? What is this about? The plot is horrendously convoluted. Any nudity is pointless and not very erotic at all. I am trying to not give out any specifics and avoid spoilers. However, i am very tempted to list all the specific scenes and characters which made little sense. I RARELY write reviews, but this one made me actually sign up just to write this. If you enjoy pointless character interactions., meaningless plot, pointless & not very erotic nudity, naked old men, and an ending for which the director should be shot.... then, by all means, please go see this movie....ONLY saving grace is Browning (who is easy on the eye)... seriously though...that ending..............