Nice vocals, some pretty animation and an adorable star make it likeable enough but, unlike so much of the 100 years of Disney it's celebrating, it's utterly devoid of originality
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This film is tough. This film is really, really tough. Ignore for a moment that it deals with child abuse, teenage prostitution, rape and the empty futility of a life wasted, and consider the core message itself: that trauma is unavoidable, that one day we’re all going to suffer some sort of tragedy and that, no matter how we attempt to deal with that tragedy, it will always be there, shaping our lives and dragging us back into the…
Directed by - Alfonso Cuarón
Written by - Alfonso Cuarón and Carlos Cuarón
Starring - Maribel Verdú, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Juan Carlos Remolina, Silverio Palacios, Andrés Almeida, Ana López Mercado and María Aura
Narrated by - Daniel Giménez Cacho
Sex; it’s sticky, it’s embarrassing and – even in these enlightened days of liberalism and pornography at the click of a button – it’s treated like some sort of shameful taboo by a large chunk of society. There are…