Spa Night

Spa Night ★★★★½

I loved this way too much. I can't explain why, but it really just had me shook in the most subtle and heartbreaking ways. The exploration of identity and the pressure of being a child of an immigrant family quietly devastated me and I really resonated with this. It provides an unrepresented voice in film with a truly captivating portrait of sadness and intimacy. Unfortunately I hadn't heard much about this upon release but I hope that now since it is on Netflix that more people watch this. It has a very unique voice though, which is what I love about it, but I can understand why many will not give it a chance or connect with it. It's super gay, and unapologetically so. This is the debut of writer/director Andrew Ahn and he shows great promise and I can't wait to see what he does next.

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