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Venus Beauty Institute (2000)



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Movie Info

In this visually stylish comedy, Angele is an attractive woman just edging into middle age who is looking for companionship without commitment. Her co-worker Samantha has more boyfriends than she knows what to do with, and Marie, the youngest of the group, is still learning the ropes of love.


Bulle Ogier
as Madame Nadine
Claire Nebout
as Madame Buisse
Micheline Presle
as Aunt Maryse
Emmanuelle Riva
as Aunt Lyda
Marie Rivière
as Client in Fur Boots
Edith Scob
as Client
Hélène Fillières
as Antoine's Fiancee
Liliane Rovère
as Hair-Removal Client
Claire Denis
as Asthmatic Client
Gilbert Melki
as Lover at Station
Philippe Harel
as Men at Self-Service Cafe
Patrick Pineau
as Men at Self-Service Cafe
Sophie Grimaldi
as Madame Langevin
Frédéric Andréi
as Last Minute Client
Catherine Hosmalin
as Client with Sun Tan
Eric Petitjan
as Removal Man
Rinaldo Rocco
as Removal Man
Martine Audrain
as Angele's Neighbor
Laurence Mercier
as Madame Schmidt
Joël Brisse
as Friend from Poitiers
Romain Goupil
as Doctor Fremond
Carole Deroo
as Madame Pommerand
Nicolas Bomsel
as Passer-by
Michel Vandestien
as Warehouse Owner
Oliver Pace
as Warehouse Worker
Arnaud Dautzenberg
as Cabinetmaker
Vanda Benes
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Venus Beauty Institute

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6)

Director Tonie Marshall maps out the drama with soul and delicacy.

March 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Tonie Marshall's quiet, unremarkable film has little real emotional pull.

March 20, 2019 | Full Review…

While almost aggressively French in tone and style, nonetheless an affecting, if fragile and flawed, meditation on the realities of romance and aging.

December 6, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Tonie Marshall's captured the tender yearnings, wistful aches, and the sticky confrontation of aging far better than even Estee Lauder could.

June 3, 2003

It's not as if Baye's not great at displaying relationship disfunctionality, it's just that you can only thump the pillow so many times before it gets old.

May 15, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Director Tonie Marshall turns in a lightweight, enjoyable film where love wins out over all.

May 2, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Venus Beauty Institute

Rather boring but okay enough to get through.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Very very slow and boring. About a slutty old chick who works in a beauty salon, and Audrey Tautou has sex with an old fat guy on a pool table.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

How this film won any awards is beyond me. It's just a normal romantic comedy, but Samuel LeBihan sure is sexy.

FanGirl Browncoat
FanGirl Browncoat

Super Reviewer

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