Being Ginger (2014)
Average Rating: 7.1/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 1
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"Being ginger" is a wonderful, illuminating look into the life of the film's maker, Scott P. Harris. At first the film seems to be a comedy about a red haired man trying to find love. But through revealing moments, whimsical animation, and real interviews, a universal story arises. We are all different. We all have aspects of our lives that set us apart from the crowd and greatly affect us. In Scott's case, it's his red hair. Through captivating storytelling, we journey with Scott as he lets the
Apr 4, 2014 Limited
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The result feels like a class project (as indeed it began), stretched but not deepened to feature length.
This entertaining and enlightening doc also serves as a highly effective cinematic personal ad.
Sweet, funny and ultimately rather touching, this rudimentary record of Mr. Harris's quest to overcome the romantic barrier of his carrot top walks a wavery line between dating odyssey and meditation on the scars of the schoolyard.
Harris is wistful, funny, and articulate about his romantic neuroses and insecurities, saying of one woman, "I was crazy about her, even though she was cruel to me."
A documentary filmmaker's intent to make a movie about the prejudices red-haired people learn to live with evolves into something entirely different.
Charm goes a long way, and so does a sense of humor. Fortunately, Being Ginger has plenty of both to spare.
An amiable documentary about a shy-guy redhead in Scotland raises some important questions in a low-key amusing way.
A smartly perceptive and very brave personal documentary diary of one man's attempts to come to terms with being an oft-derided and bullied redhead.
A warm, inspirational and unflinchingly honest doc that's equally moving and uplifting.
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