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There's a lot to appreciate about the inspiring coming-of-age drama "Margarita With a Straw" despite several seemingly avoidable flaws.
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.
Margarita, With a Straw is an unexpected delight of charm and substance.
Bose has to handle a difficult balancing act, to empathise with the difficulties Laila faces but also appreciate the effect they have on those that surround her; she pulls it off with dignity and some style.
Margarita is not your usual drink. It's bitter than what's served customarily yet soothes your innards once down the throat.
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.
Radiant and unusual.
A touching Indian film about yearning and the spiritual transformations that come in its wake.
Despite the heartfelt performances, especially by Revathy (who plays Laila's feisty mother), the film strikes many a false note.
Contrary to what recent films that take on the same themes with a lot more honesty, Margarita with a Straw feels manufactured to perfection with a main character with no flaws. [Full review in Spanish]
Margarita with Straw is a remarkable personal odissey in which physical limitations don't put a stop on the path of self-discovery about sex, family, and life itself. [Full Review in Spanish]
In the role of Laila, whose slurred speech and wheelchair are impediments but not barriers to expression and freedom, Kalki Koechlin delivers the type of performance that in a major movie garners Oscar notice...
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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