A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story ★★★½

A valiant retelling of one courageous woman’s journey to tell the Bully that she would not take one more step backwards. Or be swayed by the monster’s fearful influence. And better yet, that she would offer a remedy by choosing to forgive the cowardly masses regardless of their choices. Im sure this is a stylistic choice but overall it has a bit of a fluffy feel to it. Just as we are starting to connect with this young lady and the deep heartache she has experienced in her life it turns on a dime with very little “growth” if you will. That’s probably my only real issue with it. But it’s a big one, because I believe it’s impact on the audience is lessoned because of it. Overall it left me thinking, Besides the obvious wrongs of bullying culture so prevalent in society, when it comes to the rest of us sometimes life isn’t as hard as we make it out to be. And if it is we can overcome just like this young lady did. With a heart to forgive her attackers and the will to persevere.