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As usual, if a movie is just a bit off the beaten path, it gets downvoted by mouth-breathers with bad taste & zero attention spans.
This is a wonderful, perceptive frontier drama with a couple lead characters worth investing our time in. It also happens to gather more suspense from trying to steal milk from a neighbor's cow than any conventional attempt by your average suspense film this year.
I was captivated by the performances, the dialogue, the cinematography, and the atmosphere the entire way. This movie really gets to the heart of the myth of the "American Dream", which has always been more of a pipe-dream for the vast majority of people.
This movie is the epitome of "basic" with its clunky acting & writing. I was never invested in either character, particularly our victim here, who is so poorly written that I felt bad for Jules Wilcox, who is never given anything interesting to do other than to mostly be acted upon by an eye-rollingly bad villain in Marc Menchaca.
Once you get beyond all the noise of those who act like they have the authority to speak about a movie they haven't even seen, their intellectual capacity limited to unpacking fast food orders, not art, you'll find a profound movie with a lot on its mind about being a tween wanting to prove your worth as an individual in a world that refuses to see you.
Among its many themes, Cuties is about the messiness of arguably the most complicating time in one's life, those tricky coming-of-age years when we think our self-worth is determined by what others think of us, by "likes" and "retweets", by getting attention. The lead character's (Amy) ultimate series of bad choices in the film reflect the logic of that stage in life. How we know there is hope for Amy is that by the end, wisdom comes suddenly as she begins to realize that self-worth & self-respect are determined by her choices & her values.
Powerful movie. I think that like France, other countries should introduce the film as a teaching tool so that educators & students can hash over all the issues in the movie that affect their lives.