Chuck Berry once said he wrote so many songs about high school because practically everyone had been there, so they could easily understand what he was talking about. You could reasonably say the same thing about love, and there are few people who embrace the notion of love at its most melodramatic with more enthusiasm than teenagers, so one might expect that a French film about high school romance wouldn't be all that different from its American or British counterparts. But Christophe Honore's La Belle Personne
(literally The Beautiful Person
) sure doesn't play like the average movie about l'amour
among high schoolers; even amidst young people w...