Friday, February 23, 2018

Princess Cyd (2017)

Utterly wonderful film about a 16 year old girl who goes to stay with her aunt for a summer and ends up falling for a barista working at the local coffee shop.

This is a great romance that transcends the cliché of the genres this is a film that truly makes you care about the people at its center as people and not as one thing or another. Not only is the film not forcing a choice upon Cyd as to guys or girls Allowing her to be fluid, the film also doesn’t judge. There is no real big deal about who Cyd is interested in. It may sound like no big deal but in so many similar films the choice is everything, here it doesn’t matter so much as Cyd finds a place for her heart to call home. I was absolutely delighted.

I was also delighted that for most of the film everything seemed real. Yes it’s clear that director Stephen Cone is trying to manipulate things for some deeper meaning, but at the same time the kick ass cast subvert him and make this a film about the people at it’s core.

Highly recommended, this is one of those films that I cursed myself about after I saw it since I could have seen it so much earlier than Netflix.

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