Reaching For The Moon (Flores Raras) Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Reaching For The Moon (Flores Raras)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    One art of losing.

  • Starring:

    Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi, Lola Kirke, Tânia Costa, Marianna Mac Niven, Marcio Ehrlich, Treat Williams

  • Directed by:

    Bruno Barreto

  • Running time:

    118 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12 (UK), NR (USA)


    Suicide (pills). People are slapped, near-hit by a car, hit by an object, dragged, committed to an asylum. Explosion. Play-fighting. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Woman thrown aside by military, military coup mentioned. Blood/gore: Facial swelling.


    A female couple has sex. Kissing (female-female), caressing, flirting, ogling, undressing. Bum-grabbing, thigh-rubbing, groping under skirt, bum-kissing. Topless women, nude back/bum (full nudity implied), shirtless men. Nightwear, swimwear. Infidelity. Sex acts, sexual attraction mentioned.


    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, beer). Intoxication. Smoking.


    F-words, sonofab*tch. Slang for bodily fluids/functions, slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.


    Elizabeth Bishop, Lota de Macedo, Brazil, homosexuality, lesbianism, relationships, alcoholism, addiction, poetry, infidelity, superstitions, allergic reactions, mental health, adoption, jealousy, insecurity, depression, relationship breakups, love triangles.


    Suicide, deceased father, mentally ill mother, stroke mentioned. Hospital settings. Cat. Some Portuguese language. Original title is Flores Raras.


    Exotic, empowering, vivid, emotional, classy, grown-up, intimate, affecting, nonjudgemental. Saucy/bold/intelligent performances, catchy soundtrack, lush cinematography, decorative retro detail, straight-shot appeal, some beautiful editing, worthy subject.


    Shapeless, episodic, blunt, pedestrian, languorous, trite. Lumpy pace, lacks drama, saccharine score, uninspired direction, tinny screenwriting.

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