ADVENTURES IN A24 - Episode #2
Elle Fanning ignites the screen in this Cold War era drama, and that's pretty much it.
Fanning's Ginger is a young activist in 1960s Britain, fighting for world peace while actively trying to avoid her tumultuous family life. She plays the role almost too well though, because the she elevates the film to such heights that the flaws really stand out. Literally everyone else in the film is an asshole.
The first half of the film starts off promising, showcasing Ginger's friendship with Rosa. The film could have kept this up and been a thoughtful piece about youth in the Cold War, but it soon gets sidetracked with soapy drama between Ginger, her parents, Rosa, and the activist friends who just sort of hang around and make intellectual quips. The drama gets continuously more annoying that by the end you're just waiting for the credits.