Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy ★★★★

Movies about poverty are usually pretty hard to watch. To throw in a missing dog is practically rubbing salt into the wound. But I don't think that this film works overly hard for emotion. It doesn't feel as sentimental as some similar films and actually has small embers of hope, however small, here and there for you to hold onto and cherish. Its political messaging isn't over the top and the centre of the film works really well regardless. Wendy and Lucy is a great film about poverty and man's responsibility to one another that's deceptively small scale.

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