Nice to see a young Kirsten Dunst in a Lifetime movie. As it's a Lifetime movie, it follows a lot of the same familiar beats that a lot of these movies have. Dunst is good as an angst teenager. Park Overall is good as the mom. This feels like a movie they would've shown in middle school for health class as the filmmakers really want to present how hard it is to be pregnant while being in school. It also…
An eyeopening documentary about identity that will stick with you for multiple reasons. The director and main focus of the movie, Lacey Schwartz, has a lot of issues to deal with. Understandably, it makes sense considering her situation. Her dealing with her racial makeup is very sympathetic as it's something a lot of people can relate to. Maybe not to this level but there are moments that are really sad to watch such as the moments with Lacey and her father. It's heartbreaking at times but it's always compelling.
I really liked it. The animation is well done and I enjoyed a lot of the actors doing the voice work. It doesn't have the emotional depth that I feel like a lot of Wes Anderson's other movies have but that doesn't make it any less entertaining. It was something different from him, which I appreciated. The story is very simple but it works very well for what the movie is trying to accomplish. In a way, it feels very soothing thanks to the pacing and the tone despite the very serious tone. Not my favorite of Anderson's movies but still worth seeing.
Xanax & Strippers: The Todd Gaines Movie Challenge #7 - An Andy Sidaris movie.
Hard Ticket to Hawaii follows two girls named Donna and Taryn, who work for some kind of government organization while having a cover delivering cargo. When one of the boxes they have to transport is mistaken for a pet snake that has to be delivered to this island ends up being contained with a contaminated sname with diamonds that belong to some criminal who’s a B-minus grade…