Surviving Lunch

2019

Drama /

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IMDb Rating 7.5

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1080p
1.42G
Normal
English
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77 min
P/S 0 / 1

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Reviewed by bbrizonline 10

A must see movie!A real life story of one girls experience as she negotiates the halls of her new high school. Wonderful opportunity for families to watch together.

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Reviewed by cruzarts-73946 5

Like many &quot;issue films,&quot; this exploration of bullying and violence lacks subtlety and writer/director KT Curran is so close to the material there is no perspective. It&#39;s IN YOUR FACE.<br/><br/>A raft of young actors range from excellent to overwrought. Stereotypes exist for a reason, but that&#39;s no excuse to give in to them on film. There are the mean girls and the mean jock, and the mean gang... I got it, but Curran continues to hit me over the head with it.<br/><br/>Russel T. Davies is one of my favorite screenwriters. His trademark style is writing demonstrative scripts that don&#39;t require a ton of dialogue to describe what&#39;s going on. His guiding motto is &quot;show it, don&#39;t say it.&quot; He figures out how interactions between characters telegraph the message, even if they&#39;re talking about a totally different topic.<br/><br/>Curran&#39;s film lacks such a relationship between characters. Every incidence of bullying is accompanied by mouthy put-downs. There is not a single moment of physical contact that isn&#39;t overlaid with dialogue.<br/><br/>The biggest problem with such a verbose approach is that everyone begins to sound alike. All of the two-dimensional mean kids sound alike. All of the bullied kids retreat into submission.<br/><br/>Then there are the adult characters. They don&#39;t seem reined-in, which is a director&#39;s job. The emotions are out-sized for the moments, almost as if these actors are auditioning and not acting as part of the director&#39;s vision.<br/><br/>In the end, the film is very well-intentioned, but exhausting. A few moments that could have had emotional resonance are steamrolled by non-stop dialogue.<br/><br/>There is no real &quot;peak&quot; in energy, because every bit of action is filmed so deliberately and the camera rarely steps back. It just comes off as shrill and demanding of attention, instead of intriguing and enticing.

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