** SPOILER ** Why the film didn't quite work for me.
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To my mind this film concentrated too much on Part I, the "Circumstances", and not the "Consequences", Part II. And, in Part I, we never learned exactly what motivated the young woman to lie about being attacked. That is, the relationship between her and her mother was too loving to warrant Jeanne doing what she did merely to get more attention from mother. And, it also appeared as though her tattoed boyfriend (the one involved in drugs dealings, Franck) also paid her heed, so why ... would she lie to the extent that she did, for attention from him?
In Part II, the lie is told and Jeanne's reaction is so blase that the audience can't feel her passion or pain. Then as the scandal grows larger, Jeanne grows ever more passive about the nation's attention to it and maintaining her falsehood, that ... there again, the audience ends up feeling lackluster about the whole thing.
I think Jeanne lied to get Bleistein's attention, and not mom's nor Franck's. And, she ended getting that because he told her how to get out of it. Then J. wrote her apology, did some time for it, and voila ... the film ended all too suddenly! IT was as though just after writing her apology, we heard that J. did some jail time, then got out and we see her skating in close up and the film ends!
I felt let down.
-- I admire celebrities who muck in & get dirt under their manicures. Charity rules!