“Even if I fail, I have to finish what I started.”
How do I even describe such an intimate story?
Right from the start every little detail about this tells you you’re in for something special, but no matter how much you mentally prepare for it, it will be unlike any other family story you’ve ever seen. When you’re trying to stay afloat and make something of yourself all on your own, in a country that still doesn’t feel like…
“You saved my life. You made it beautiful.”
Stories about loss and grief have always been some of my favorites to watch, and though I’ve always associated those themes with death, this feels just as emotional and meaningful as any other story of its kind could be. There’s something special about putting those emotions into something most of us probably take from granted, in this case the sense of hearing and the ability to so easily communicate with others as…
“I want to do what I want.”
This was... interestingly insightful in the weirdest, most ridiculous way possible. I get the criticism and I understand why most people will disagree with the few positive reviews it is getting, but I loved it.
In a weird way, I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen while watching it, which funnily enough is one of the themes the story is centered around: us being glued to our screens and losing sense of…
“I don’t know what pain is.”
I love a good revenge flick every now and then, but sometimes they can easily be ruined by the repetitiveness that comes with these type of stories. This one in particular could’ve done with maybe 30 minutes off its runtime; it had everything it needed to make for an exciting thriller, but it drags the story so much, only to end with a predictable conclusion.
The actual plot, as well as the performances and the tension it creates may be enough to make it worth watching but I don’t think it’s anything special as a whole.
This started pretty bad with a “woo hoo I’m white” kind of narrative for the first few minutes but actually had some pretty insightful conversations throughout, which were really interesting to hear. I think we (especially as a POC myself) often tend to praise white people for not being racist or for being friendly, which should just be the right thing to do, but we rarely see someone actually trying to learn and listen about others’ experience rather than trying…