Stream: The Young Girls of Rochefort
Let’s face it: A movie is only good if it involves meticulous set design and intricate scene blocking. Anything else is garbage. That leaves The Young Girls of Rochefort, a whimsical Hollywood-esque musical starring Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac as two sisters looking for love and a way to escape their quiet seaside town. Director Jaques Demy not only captures some of the greatest choreography put to screen, but he also wrote the lyrics to every song. Sure it’s all in French, but it’s nearly impossible to avoid humming along, or smiling when a remarkably spry, 50-something Gene Kelly leaps onscreen in homage to a bygone era.