The Awkward Years

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The main reason I wanted to see this movie is because Hailee Stienfeld was in it. I honestly didn’t care what it was about, I just knew it was going to be good! And of course I was right. It was even better than I hoped it would be!

If you can’t guess what this movie is about based on the title alone, I will tell you. It’s follows Nadine (Stienfeld) through her teenage years. It will take you back to around when she was 7 and show you how she became such an awkward outcast asshole, and progress from there until she’s on “the edge of 17”. Yeah, she’s kind of an asshole.

I’m not really sure how to describe this movie. It is of course another coming of age story, but it so much better than the recent movies like it. I think what made this movie so great, aside from the cast, is that it gives you just the right amount of certain emotions. It’s funny throughout, but you will also feel sad, anxious, and down right heartbroken at times. Right when things are getting pretty heavy, some comic relief comes in and brightens the mood back up. I loved it!

Kylie’s Rating: A+

 

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Ehhh…Liking

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So last night I went to a screening of Loving. It was released on November 4th but since LA is behind the times, it won’t be released here until the 23rd. Loving is about Richard and Mildred Loving who challenged the state of Virginia for their right to be married since interracial marriage was outlawed in the state during that time.

I wish I could say I loved the movie (cheesy, I know lol), but I didn’t. I definitely liked it, but didn’t love it like I thought I would every time I saw the previews over the past few months. It was very slow which made it feel like it was longer than the 2hr  3min run time.

The performances were good, except for Mildred’s sister. I didn’t like her acting or character too much. She seemed too modern for the movie she was in. Everyone else made me believe they were really living in 1958 Virginia, whereas she gave me more of a 1985 kind of vibe.

There’s not much more to say about this movie. Everyone knows the story and how it ends. In conclusion, If asked if I think its worth seeing, i’d say yes.

Kylie’s Rating: B-