I Was Born, But...

I Was Born, But... ★★★★½

A minor masterpiece, I Was Born, But... is a totally genuine and heartfelt look at childhood, youth, and innocence. It's very believable, totally inoffensive, and a perfect capturing of youth. Whilst it seems totally trivial for the first hour (but utterly captivating nonetheless), it culminates in a final act full of harsh truths and realisations, leaving it with a tinge of sadness. In particularly, it touches upon class, wealth, and social hierarchies, but maintains its childish outlook to the end, where happiness and friendship prevail even when the world is not as simple as previously thought. I Was Born, But... is utterly charming and delightful, there might not be much to it, but it's a profound and enjoyable tale.

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