Friday, May 4, 2018

Lemonade (2018) Tribeca 2018

Mara, a Romanian mother hoping to get her green card, has her life turned upside down as her son comes to join her in America and her quest goes into the homestretch.

Absolutely not my cup of tea film was loved by many others in the critic trenches. This dark  drama was much too contrived for my tastes as almost everything that could go wrong does. I began to tick off all the things that could possibly go wrong and sure enough many of them did...often with plot turns that do not make logical sense (the bus dropping Mara miles from the government offices) and leave massive plot threads (the CPS call).

The film also goes to great length to be uncomfortable and inflict maximum pain upon our heroine. For no really good reason we watch sexual violence against her. Despite the directors feelings we don't need it.

Well made I never really cared.

A personal Tribeca miss.

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