Friday, April 20, 2018

Jellyfish (2018) Tribeca 2018

15 year old Sarah is the adult in the house. Her mother is so depressed she can't get of bed. She has to shepherd her younger brother and sister to school and life. She is the sole breadwinner for the family. On top of that she is bullied and her performing arts class is requiring a stand up comedy.

A dark drama is a tough look at life. Sarah is truly put upon but we completely understand each and every choice she makes to try and keep the wolves at bay. Our hearts bleed for her because there doesn't appear to be any hope. It is almost painfully watchable.

Making the film bearable is the performance of  Liv Hill as Sarah. It is a stunning star making turn where we can see all of the pain in life bubbling behind her eyes even if we can't see it in her expression. It is a performance that should not only get Hill noticed but a boat load of awards.

Assuming you can score tickets to the remaining screenings, JELLYFISH is recommended.

For tickets and more information go here.

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