Skipped Parts

Deeply uncomfortable in parts, this film veers toward Happiness territory at times, while also trying to stay light-hearted and warm. It's subtly dissonant, and that seems to be on purpose. The racial commentary is poorly handled (good grief, the way they talk about native people...), but the fact that it calls out the racism of other parts of the United States outside of the South with directness is appreciated. The class narrative is also on the right side of things, even if, again, it's handled ineptly. The film is all over the place in strange ways, but there are strong moments that make it at least worth looking at.

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