I've heard so much about this film and the many years it took to make it and don't feel I can add anything. All I can say is that the "many years" approach works, and that the film could have just as easily been called Fatherhood, Motherhood or Girlhood as we see all the family change over the years.
Wadjda (played by Waad Mohammed) wants to ride a bike. This is not something that a young Saudi Arabian girl is supposed to want to do, so her mother refuses to buy the bike she wants. Wadjda finds out about a Koran recital competition at school, and joins the religious club so that she can win the money to buy her bike.
There was no subtlety about the way the film shows the everyday restrictions and lack of freedom for…
Dear Mr. Tarantino,
I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…