Margarita with a Straw (2016)

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Laila is a young romantic, a secret rebel in a wheelchair. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Ultimately, it is in the intensity of these bonds that she finds the strength to be truly herself.

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

There's a lot to appreciate about the inspiring coming-of-age drama "Margarita With a Straw" despite several seemingly avoidable flaws.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Director Bose handles the material with a light, elegant touch. It helps that the cast, especially the remarkable Koechlin who gives a bravura performance in both physical and emotional terms, can carry it all off.

Apr 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Margarita, With a Straw is an unexpected delight of charm and substance.

Apr 15, 2015 | Full Review…
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Margarita is not your usual drink. It's bitter than what's served customarily yet soothes your innards once down the throat.

Jan 9, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Open, frank, funny romantic dramedy about a young Indian woman living with cerebral palsy. A perfect antidote to the disability pity porn of Me Before You.

Jun 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Radiant and unusual.

May 18, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Margarita with a Straw

A beautiful film and a beautiful story about acceptance. The lead actress, Kalki Koechlin, was brilliant as a girl with cerebral palsy seeking her place in the world. I truly believed she was afflicted with the condition. Her performance was impeccable. And her smile was radiant. I fell in love with her character. Be prepared for an emotional ride.

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