Stargirl

2020

Comedy / Drama

17
IMDb Rating 6.7

Synopsis


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1.97G
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English
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103 min
P/S 0 / 19

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Brandon_Walker_Robinson 7

Every so often there comes a film or film franchise where people say they can&#39;t imagine anyone else in the role, or it&#39;s as if the role was meant for them. You know who I&#39;m referring to: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow... the list goes on.<br/><br/>Well, in the midst of the exuberant young career helmed by one Grace VanderWaal (who became an overnight sensation from a talent show with her uplifting lyrics, raw vocal talent and a wooden ukulele), in comes a film whose screenplay is adapted from a 20-year-old novel that hearkens closely to the livelihood of a then 15-year-old girl.<br/><br/>Grace, much like Stargirl (and hereon out I can simply use the pronoun &quot;she&quot; to interchangeably refer to both), has a magic touch: in she comes, out she goes, and everyone is positively affected by her presence and actions. Always humbled, the cogwheels in her head turn differently where she sees light as the spark and answer to all of life&#39;s secrets, even if it means that normalcy falls into the wayside of obscurity. She lives in the moment, for the moment. She is never seeking instant gratification, and although she yearns for acceptance, she will not allow herself to be ill-fated by what others deem to groom her to be.<br/><br/>And yet, this film is not even about Stargirl. We see the film through the lens of the other co-star named Leo, who spends the early parts of the film settling for what small role he can blend into in his small school in a small town, all of which are notorious for accomplishing next to nothing. Stargirl&#39;s arrival is something of a stroke of magic to some, yet thematically we can all agree that she merely taps the potential that every character instills inside of them.<br/><br/>As far as the movie itself goes, it&#39;s pretty decent. It held my attention, and even though it works through minimalistic plot development, it is meant to serve the characters more than anything else. Unfortunately, I think some of the character structure was a bit off with the pacing, and I think the best thing that would have saved it is if this went the way of a TV series instead. I&#39;m fine with it being a film so long as I can feel the passage of time within a few minutes span and fill in any gaps, but otherwise this had some weird off-beat moments.<br/><br/>Anyway, Grace really starts to disappear as Stargirl. When I first heard she was cast for the role, I thought for a while this would be one of those cutesy &quot;Aww look at little Grace doing her thing in a movie!&quot; Nope, instead she played a character (who could sing and play the uke, but that&#39;s okay) and she played it quite strongly. I was proud to see that, and would love to see her in other roles again. They don&#39;t always have to be leads and they don&#39;t have to involve music, and I would most certainly like to check it out for myself.<br/><br/>Sit back and enjoy this one, but don&#39;t expect the world of it. Just let it happen. That&#39;s exactly how Grace would want you to watch it, too.

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Reviewed by adavi-83249 6

The character development in this movie is outstanding. You really fall in love with each character. Try not smiling when Kevin smiles- you can&#39;t. Grace vanderwall was absolute perfection in this role.<br/><br/>I loved the concept of everyone coexisting in high school regardless of what activity you&#39;re in but some of it didn&#39;t make sense. Some girl comes out in the middle of half time and sings a song and everyone loves it without even pausing to realize how really random and weird that is. The school accepts and loves her so easily and then hates her so easily. Also, that whole, we know hate stargirl thing wasn&#39;t exactly clear in the beginning. You hear how the school isn&#39;t happen and then you see pure hate. People really wouldn&#39;t care that much.

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Reviewed by LouieInLove 2

This film has zero connection to the childhood experience.<br/><br/>Kids aren&#39;t like this.<br/><br/>Be more relatable.<br/><br/>2/10 for doing the assignment.<br/><br/>Go out into the world &amp; meet the people.

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