Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Jul 2020)
Brief Synopsis – Two teens with different kinds of problems meet and form a bond that allows for them to help each other deal with their own personal issues.
My Take on it – This is a film that I came across without knowing anything about it beforehand and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.
They do an amazing job bringing up some very controversial topics and finding a forum to discuss them in an open and clear way.
The characters are developed really well and the story allows them to deal with some very interesting and intriguing issues that they are constantly at battle with.
Really liked the way that the friendship between these characters blossoms over time and doesn’t happen instantaneously.
The gradual way that this happens here is done in a very realistic way that allows for the story to come across as being much more real and genuine.
The film has a superb cast and the two leads, played by Elle Fanning and Justice Smith, are able to bring these characters to life before us because they make them so real.
The way that the story unfolds is done really well since it is able to make us care so much for thee characters and the different kind of baggage they each carry around with them which, in turn, makes the story even more powerful in ways we could never imagine beforehand.
I’m now very curious to read the novel that this film is based on because it manages to give us such poignant story that leaves us with lots and lots to ponder for a long while after the credits begin to roll.
Bottom Line – Amazing film that is able to bring some very controversial topics to the table and discuss them openly. The characters are developed quite well and we get to see how they deal with the various issues that they constantly face. The way that they slowly open up to one another is done in a gradual and realistic way that helps make things come across as being much more genuine and real. The cast is great and both Fanning and Smith help bring these characters to life before us. The story moves in some very intriguing ways that helps make us care so much for these characters and the various excess baggage that they each carry in their own unique ways. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The movie is based on a book by Jennifer Niven who said in an interview she found inspiration to write the book after having the privilege of knowing and falling in love with a boy who had bipolar disorder. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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