I'm stunned! Raw is filled to the brim with strong cinematic moments, completely over the top yet amazingly steadfast. Heartfelt about a topic you would not think this was possible with. Exuberant, intense, symbolic, funny, and yes, rather raw. The kind of movie that leaves you with the sense that you've been lifted up, slapped in the face and changed a bit. From a debutant movie maker that I'll definitely keep an eye on. I rate it five gnawed drumsticks.
I'm not entirely sure why I'd have started bawling if I hadn't stopped myself (full theater and all) just before Emma Stone started singing her 'final' audition. Maybe because it was clear this was going to be her big break and she deserved it. Maybe because I'd seen her bedroom at her parents' house with all her naive and beautiful teenage dreams just before. Maybe because the theme of following a dream and all the disappointment that comes with it…