The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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An independent film that's all about forced independence.
Shows enormous love and respect for those clutching at the short end of the American Dream.
Chen and Chiu's genuine, rarely cloying performances along with Cheung's urgent sincerity add immeasurably to this timely film's many modest pleasures.
Restraint proves a virtue of -- and a shrewd if necessary choice for -- Children of Invention, a modestly scaled, quietly effective independent movie about a struggling single mother and her two children.
Performances are realistic and unpretentious, and the backbone of this observant movie by a director-writer with a promising future.
Heartfelt but dramatically tepid tale of two kids who must fend for themselves after their single mom goes missing.
It's a promising start for director Tze Chun, but despite the film's charms, the story doesn't get interesting enough early enough.
Preserving a sense of hope for today's children, there is too much in this film that is too hard to believe.
keeps the danger and sadness at bay, instead giving us two fairly developed kid characters
Children of Invention's derives its beauty from its casually obsessed dwelling on the minutia of dreaming when you're down and out.
A more than welcome addition, in a film world where mothers more often than not, get a bad rap for everything that ails US society when it comes to shortchanging children.
Children of Invention seems furiously scribbled in shorthand, undermining what it has to offer in contemporary resonance.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I am a sucker for movies revolving around children. This one is no exception. I enjoyed this movie, mostly because of Crystal Chiu. What an adorable little girl! She has such an expressive face, and did an outstanding job in this film. The whole movie was interesting, and the ending was appropriate, I thought. Nice little movie.
I liked this a lot - the kids were adorable and very believable and you could really feel the mother's struggle. Definitely worth watching.
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