A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story ★★★★★

Wow. This delicately woven glimpse into the life of real world hero and anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez, dubbed on YouTube as the "World's Ugliest Woman", completely obliterated whatever cynicism I may have had walking in- and brought me to tears throughout. The film is exceptionally well shot, short, and affectionate in every possible way... Ordinarily I'd complain that the film just isn't objective enough, but honestly F$&@ that, this film is heart-rending and probably one of my favorite films of the year so far.

Lizzie Velasquez is a genuine force for good in the world, and her positivity and optimism throughout the film challenges you to not fall in love with her and to just see the good in everyone. The film accomplishes everything it sets out to, and that's all I can honestly ask for.

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