Ralph Breaks the Internet
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The travel-heavy third act, which leapfrogs a host of key plot points, risibly defies logic and clarity as the film barrels toward its forced and sentimental conclusion.
Somewhere in her switch from documaking to fiction filmmaking, Shundell Prasad seems to have lost touch with clarity.
Universal themes aren't enough to buoy unimaginative drama.
Prasad has a hard time keeping her bulging narrative straight; the twitchy editing, jarring close-ups and bobbing camera only muddle the audience.
It ends up being largely just another story about a rebellious American teenager.
Little girls never stop loving their daddies in Festival of Lights, a drama that never stops loving soap-opera-style melodramatics.
A vivid portrait of the troubled journey of a mother and daughter who flee Guyana and try to set up new lives in America.
Interesting drama about an Indo-Guyanese teenager suffers from amateurish acting and writing.
Unfortunately, the exploration of politics and relationships aren't fully fleshed out under Prasad's unsure direction.
Shundell Prasad's self-consciousness also has an ugly side that's unusually insidious for films this preachy and relentlessly dull.
Ms. Prasad is a director whose previous experience has been limited to documentaries, and her limitations are obvious. Still, she's a good enough filmmaker that we can hope she has better luck next time.
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