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I really hadn't expected this, but I loved everything about this film except their romance. It felt forced, pornographic and unnecessary. I loved the characters, Mary's distant bitterness and Charlotte's depression, slowly opening up to reveal her messy, bubbly, childlike nature.
I would have much preferred if the entire film was them trying to get through those weeks, dealing with themselves by dealing with each other, without forcing in a romance that felt completely out of place. I would have…
Navid's performance was one of the few things I actually enjoyed in this film. It tried so hard to be a movie that it felt strangely artificial and choreographed at times, which felt almost inappropriate considering the subject. I'm tired from all the crying I had to hear and it didn't leave me with any clear message. While there were some good moments, they were part of an incoherent exhausting mess.
Being an Arab young woman who grew up in Europe, this film hits painfully close to home. The frustration of not being able to get on the same wavelength with the people you care most about, the tension, the disappointment. It alienates you.
The way Shadi and his father clash is the way we’re all
clashing in this culture. Is it better to conform or rebel?
Western individualist culture in which honesty is most important versus Middle Eastern culture in…
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Because HSM was one of my early childhood obsessions and it's so commercial, I always assumed it was cheesy and whacky and nostalgic. I was dead wrong. I've watched this about 5 times since Disney+ came out and I wish more people would take the time to unironically appreciate it.
I don't even know where to begin. HSM themes have always been incredibly wholesome and inclusive; about breaking class norms and not letting prejudice…