Monday, June 21, 2021

Ariela Rubin on Marvelous And the Black Hole (2021) Tribeca 2021

 Marvelous and the Black Hole is about 13 year old Sammy, who is trying to deal with her mom's passing. She has anger issues and gets in trouble at school. The fact that her dad is dating someone new doesn't help.  Her dad makes her go to a community college to take some sort of career class. (This part didn't make sense, he was sending her to a community college as punishment?  Just seemed like a odd choice for a 13 year old).

Sammy walks out of the classroom on the first day to go to the bathroom where she gives herself a  homemade tattoo (this is how she often sadly deals with her anger).  In the bathroom she meets Margot, who points out her tattoo is bleeding. Margot then forces her to come to a classroom with her as her assistant where she's putting on a magic show.

This begins the start of their friendship and Sammy getting to learn all about magic.

This movie isn't one that's very unique. We've all seen this story before: troubled teen finds help in an older adult, but I really enjoyed it. I loved Margot's character and unique set of friends. I loved that it was magic focused.  The film had both dark, sad and funny moments. It was a very sweet and charming movie, and made me cry on more than one occasion. 

Definitely recommended!

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