“I got big plans.”
A vibrant, charismatic yet painful tale of an 18 year-old girl trying to make something of herself while fighting against the system and looking after her two younger sisters. With no job, money or a home to go to, Goldie has no alternative than to face her problems alone. Told in a very exciting way, the story much like the film itself, has its ups and downs. The writing is very generic in some parts, but that sometimes helped make it feel more authentic, although I can’t speak on how good or bad it was in encapsulating the experience of a black person in New York, or if it even managed to do so.
It features a great debut performance from Slick Woods, who embodied the character’s hopeful distress incredibly well. Overall, a nice colorful film that falls short of something great but is entertaining nonetheless. Almost Safdie-like.