Senior projectionist and film booker by day, seeker of cinematic enlightenment by night.
This remarkable, refreshingly different, and artistically ambitious Swedish film tells a compelling and affecting coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old girl (Blanca Engström) who ends up alone during the summer of 1981. The resourceful girl does not seem to mind having to take care of herself; in fact, she seems to enjoy her solitude most of the time.
One of the strengths of "The Girl" lies in how well the film conveys the weirdness and puzzling aspects of the adult world…
A predictable yet very good feel-good movie with great acting—Mos Def deserves special mention as I found his character particularly interesting—and characters one cares about.
There is a scene in the movie that I want to highlight here, and I’ll do it in the words of Roger Ebert:
There’s a scene in “Brown Sugar” I never thought I’d see in a movie, where after Reese and Dre have a “final” fight, and in a more conventional film she would disappear…