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The Icebreaker (Ledokol) (2016)

Published in I
Thursday, 03 November 2016 01:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    12+ (Russia).

  • The pitch

    Feel my heart beating.

  • Starring

    Pyotr Fyodorov, Sergey Puskepalis, Aleksandr Pal, Vitaliy Khaev, Aleksey Barabash, Olga Smirnova, Anna Mikhalkova, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Dmitriy Podnozov, Boris Kamorzin

  • Directed by

    Nikolay Khomeriki

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are thrown overboard, thrown to the ground/against walls/down stairs, punched, wrestled, drowned/near-drowned, fire-extinguised, held at gunpoint, shirt-grabbed, pushed, shoved, bitten (dog), headbutted, threatened. A man catches on fire, a man falls through ice. A dog falls overboard/near-freezes. A helicopter crashes/traps occupants inside (claustrophobic). Suicide reference (jumping). Falling ice pounds/damages a ship (hull breach, buckling metal). A fight breaks out in a galley/dining area. A large load breaks its ropes and crashes to the deck. A giant iceberg flips in the sea - loud eruptions, falling ice, etc. The cabin of a helicopter fills with smoke. Explosion. A man makes a slicing-throat gesture. Objects dropped, thrown, smashed, hit with an axe, slammed. Yelling, arguing, barking, growling, roaring. A woman says her husband drinks, beats her and cheats on her. Going to prison, poison, place under arrest, shoot me dead mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Burial-at-sea. C-section. Bloody heads, faces, hands, nose, cheek, gloves, stitching, bandages/swabs. Bruising. Arm in sling (movie). A woman collapses. A woman is anaesthetised before surgery. Medical examinations, people on examination tables/hospital beds/gurneys, IV drips, gas mask. Frostbite, heart problems, people frozen to death mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, hugging. A man behaves in a creepy manner toward a female (approaches her in her cabin/holds her down/threatens her, etc). A male character in a movie places his hand on a woman's heart (breast area). Shirtless man (only shoulder area seen). Nude baby (genitals not seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (vodka, hip flask). Smoking. Cognac, adrenaline mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, cr*p. Name-calling (penguin, idiot, rat, unfit, greenhorn, nuts etc). Religious exclamations (who the hell, holy cow, Godspeed, damn).

  • THEMES

    Icebergs, polar explorers, rescue, drifting, mutiny, betrayal, pregnancy, childbirth, rationing, teamwork, tension, captains, survival, radio silence, expedition, 1985, Antarctica.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead comrades. Childbirth scene. Helicopters, plane. Barbecuing meat, power blackout. Fur worn. Dog, seal. Spitting, licking (dog). Divorce mentioned. Russian language (subtitles and some translation). Based on real events that took place on the ship, Mikhail Gromov in Antarctica in 1985.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Julieta (2016)

Published in J
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:23
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Grieving over the living.

  • Starring

    Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Rossy de Palma, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Nathalie Poza, Pilar Castro

  • Directed by

    Pedro Almodóvar

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is hit by a train (off-screen suicide). A woman is hit by a car. A bedroom is trashed in anger. Objects thrown, smashed, dropped. A woman is hit on the head by a bag. Capsized boat mentioned. Blood/gore: Covered bodies seen on stretcher/medical examination table. A woman identifies her missing husband's body (off-camera). A corpse is understood to have been found "not intact". Cuts/abrasions. Bruising, bandaged limb. Patients in hospital beds. Scattering ashes. A woman is paralysed down one side. Drowned child mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex in the bedroom, on a train, on a boat. Kissing, undressing, flirting, finger-sucking, breast-grabbing. Nude/near-nude couples (woman in lingerie, shirtless man, exposed breasts, nude bum). Nude male statues. A woman says "teachers are not supposed to have sex with pupils" to a student. Infidelity (a woman has an affair with a married man, a daughter learns her father is having an affair with a live-in helper, a woman learns her husband has infrequent sex with a mutual friend).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking. Drunk, sedated, addict, relapse mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Whore. Religious references and exclamations (my God, hell).

  • THEMES

    Family, mother-daughter relationships, estrangement, loss, grief, burden, journaling, death, suicide, regret, depression, friendship, miscommunication, guilt, multiple sclerosis, teaching, sculpture,  bereavement.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband/father, dead friend. Dead child mentioned. Dead wives/mothers, wife in coma mentioned. Stag, dog. Thunder, lightning. Spanish subtitles. Adapted from short stories Chance, Soon and Silence from the collection Runaway by Alice Munro.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Female-centric, sombre, ravishing, moving, compelling, lush, lean, gorgeous, anxious, tantalising, sinuous, elusive, enigmatic, rich, art-house, fluent, engaging, intriguing, painful, absorbing, elegant, surprising, sincere. Classy cast, good performances, exquisite cinematography/design/costumes, magnificent/lithe/mournful/jazz-infected score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Slight, conventional, straightforward, unadventurous, fragmentary, somber. A little overcooked/melodramatic, heavy use of omens.

The Space Between (2016)

Published in T
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 22:53
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    la dolce vita.

  • Starring

    Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Elettra Dallimore Mallaby, Alberto Torquati

  • Directed by

    Ruth Borgobello

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Head-on car collision (fatal) - car flipped, crumpled car seen against tree, newspaper headline announcing death in crash. Threat to cut off finger (joke). Blood/gore: Coffin, funeral. Blood pressure test, panic attack (shortness of breath/pale and sweaty skin). Dead fish being cleaned/cooked. Erupting hernia (joke) mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex (couple in bed together; couple seen beneath sheets). Kissing, hugging. Shirtless man, bare backs/shoulders, women in pyjamas/underwear, man in underwear, people in swimwear. Reference to oral sex. Joke about cat's sex life ("your mother's been getting around").

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (marijuana - implied). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarette, cigars). Drinking to cope with grief. Reference to father's medication.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture (album cover).

  • THEMES

    Tragedy, loss, aged care, relationships, work-related stress, redundancy, car accidents, grief, depression, prophetic dreams, family obligations, personal sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral, cemetery settings. Dead grandparents, mother (stroke) mentioned. Urination, vomiting. Fish, octopus, roast meat cooked/eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Touching, sensory, stylish, emotional, beautiful, thoughtful, warm, celebratory, dreamy, autumnal, big-hearted. Dazzling landscapes/locations, good chemistry between leads, first Australian-Italian co-production.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undercooked. Weak dialogue.

Neruda

Published in N
Saturday, 06 August 2016 10:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Catch Neruda if you can.

  • Starring

    Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui, Alejandro Goic, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Alonso, Michael Silva

  • Directed by

    Pablo Larraín

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, detained in concentration camps, hair-pulled, dowsed, hit with objects, punched, wrestled/fought/beaten, arrested. Door smashed. Attack our police, burn churches, killing Communists, torture, suicide, exile, imprisonment, persecution mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood dripping down clothing onto snow. Chopping up carcass/meat. Body in coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has (implied) sex with several women. Kissing, breast-touching, cross-dressing. Full female nudity, exposed breasts, partial male nudity (chests/bottoms), women in underwear/lingerie. References to sex, prostitution, propositioning. Nude/semi-nude prostitutes are assessed by potential clients. Veneral disease mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (opium dens). Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, champagne). Intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, cigars).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, derogatory term for homosexuals. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Pablo Neruda, biography, post-World War II Chile, poetry, traitors, fugitives, manhunts, concentration camps, torture, Fascism, Communism, self-discovery, snobbery, Nobel prize winners.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Brothel, opium den settings. Relationship breakup. Estranged father mentioned. Coffin. Horses, dog, stuffed ostrich. Urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Riveting, clever, beautiful, powerful, dexterous, mischievous, intelligent, inventive, conceptual, demanding, fascinating, lyrical, sensory, absorbing, ambitious, self-aware, smashing, surreal, entertaining, unconventional, playful, provocative, funny, droll, original, unsettling, illuminating, meta, refreshing. Exemplary/outstanding/smart/astonishing performances, inventive direction, rich/lush/meticulous/ravishing/breathtaking/handsome/superb cinematography, richly detailed art design/production design/music, gorgeous interiors, sumptuous locales, impeccably dressed characters, memorable closing shots, poignant/compelling/surprising finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tonally uneven/distracting at times.

L'attesa (The Wait)

Published in L
Friday, 01 July 2016 23:00
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    Good grief.

  • Starring

    Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge, Domenico Diele, Antonio Folletto, Corinna Locastro

  • Directed by

    Piero Messina

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Loud hammering. (Note: White hooded figures appear in an Easter White Parade. This is a tradition honouring Semana Santa and not a reference to the Ku Klux Klan.)

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Women in underwear (breasts visible), swimwear, nightwear, towels. Nude male statue (genitals visible), shirtless male, cleavage, man in bath. Infidelity, cheating husband, making love, boyfriends (m-m), picking up girls mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking. Youths share a cigarette (likely marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Grief, denial, loss, truth, faith, Easter, mother-son relationships, death of a loved one.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son/boyfriend. Dead brother, women dying in childbirth, divorce, dissolving relationship mentioned. Funeral, church, airport settings. Helicopter, fly. Preparing rabbit. Urination. Italian language (subtitles).  Inspired by the play La vita che ti diedi (The Life I Gave You) by Luigi Pirandello.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Somber, sorrowful, personal, raw, watchable, intriguing, profound, dolorous, emotional, atmospheric, ambiguous, cinematic, eerie, psychological, stunning, sensory, moody, lyrical, artful, abstract. Elegant/beautiful/lovely/dazzling/gorgeous compositions, impeccable/vivid/moving performances, impressive opening shot, bewitching use of space/time/sound, evocative Sicilian setting, powerful wordless moments, impressive directorial debut.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Nonsensical. Blatant symbolism, thin narrative, too perfect/meticulous perhaps.

Underdog (Svenskjävel)

Published in U
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    This one's a winner.

  • Starring

    Bianca Kronlöf, Henrik Rafaelsen, Mona Kristiansen, Naomi Emeilie Christensen Beck

  • Directed by

    Ronnie Sandahl

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Violent video game (shooting, blood). Arguing, shouting. Throwing food, stealing alcohol. Schoolyard bullying mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter (video game), bloody nose, broken arm, bruising. Drawings of eyeball, skull.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (includes nudity). Masturbation (implied). Kissing, flirting, caressing. Full-frontal male nudity, exposed breasts, male bottom. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Comic references to prostitution, polygamy. Breaking arm while drunk (implied). Crude reference to sex. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Underage alcohol, stealing alcohol. References to alcoholism, sobriety, eating disorder. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Slang terms for bodily functions, genitals, disabled people. Cultural, national, athletic stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, workplace affairs, class, gender, Swedish-Norwegian relations, prejudice, segregation, extra-marital affairs, eating disorders, age differences, teen crushes, unemployment, financial crisis, power, disillusionment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged mother. Urination, inserting tampon (sounds). Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, superior, solid, tender, timely, engaging, assured. Well written, magnificent performance from Kronlöf, believable characters, brilliant cinematography, concise/lean editing, soft/sentimental score, nicely paced, quietly impressive.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ending is too neat.

Fly Me To The Moon (Un Plan Parfait)

Published in F
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 23:08
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Love at first flight.

  • Starring

    Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol, Robert Plagnol, Jonathan Cohen, Bernadette Le Saché, Etienne Chicot, Laure Calamy, Malonn Lévana

  • Directed by

    Pascal Chaumeil

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get slapped, hit with objects, elbowed, accidentally injured. Objects thrown, smashed. Plane crashes, suicide mentioned (figurative). Arguing. Blood/gore: A man is stabbed multiple times with a syringe (mostly in his face). Swelling. Dental drills heard. Goat heads, goat offal, goat skin. Animal skull and bones seen. Consuming animal droppings discussed.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, caressing, flirting. Couple seen in bed (sex implied). Prostitution, internet sex, premature ejaculation, lap dance mentioned. Crotch-adjusting, breast-grabbing. Woman in underwear, very skimpy clothing. Revealing dancewear, evening wear. People wearing swimwear. Shirtless man. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, shots). Bar settings. Smoking (cigarettes, cigar). Man in shower, woman in towel (no genitals seen).A man is stabbed with a sedative. Yellow Fever medication, kids doing drugs (speculative) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, mocking behaviour. Sexual-themed slang (verbal and hand gestures). Gender, genre, cultural, ethnic, racial, tribal, marriage, mother-in-law, tourist stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Romance, relationships, dating, engagement, marriage, divorce, long-term relationships, family, curses, depression, travel, ritual, custom, ceremony, cabaret, star-gazing, ten-pin bowling, lying, love at first sight, hair loss, aerobatics, weightlessness, fate.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorces, deceased father, relationship breakups mentioned. A man marries his daughter. Church, wedding, dental clinic settings. Horses, lion, caged chickens, cockroach, elephants, goat, planes, aerial stunts. Foie gras, supu (goat offal stew), eyeball, lamb eaten. Fur worn. Depression, panic attack, fear of flying mentioned. Vomiting, spitting, gagging, urine-soaked clothing. Original title is Un Plan Parfait. French language with subtitles. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, funny, entertaining, high-concept. Enthusiastic performances, persuasive chemistry between leads, strong production values, seamless special effects, appealing narrative framing device.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, contrived, conventional, convoluted, overcooked, over-complicated, predictable, uneven, unconvincing, implausible. Unlikeable characters, narrative flaws, lacks heart.

Tabu

Published in T
Sunday, 19 May 2013 09:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scene and nudity.

  • The pitch

    In a while, crocodile.

  • Starring

    Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Henrique Espírito Santo, Carloto Cotta, Manuel Mesquita

  • Directed by

    Miguel Gomes

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide frequently mentioned, implied. A woman shoots a buffalo (implied). Big game hunting discussed. World War II invasions, stepping on a mine, racial wars mentioned. A woman claims she is locked in her bedroom by her carer, that her daughter may have been poisoned. Newspaper headlines discuss arms trafficking, human rights conflict, rise in deaths. People use human-shaped dummies for target practice. A man shoots himself (off-camera). A man is punched. Two men fight, wrestle. A man is shot dead. Blood/gore: Dead animal, dead body, hearse. Burying 280 corpses mentioned. A man slices a dead fowl carcass then analyses (mentioned) the entrails.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man has sex with a pregnant woman. Infidelity. Full-frontal female nudity, fully nude male (seen from behind).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    VICES: Alcohol (spirits, cocktails). Casino gambling, gambling addiction mentioned. Smoking. Smoking joints mentioned. Sleeping pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Dementia, exploration, empire, infidelity, memories, nostalgia, regret, forbidden love, hopelessness, anguish, hunting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mother (died in childbirth), father, wife, husband mentioned. Leprosy, breakdown mentioned. Hospital, cemetery, jungle, church settings. Crocodile, dogs, spider, monkey, buffalo, ducks, flocks of birds, donkey, wasp, goats, pigeons. Prawns in bowl; fur coat worn. Thunder, lightning, light aircraft. Witchcraft, future prediction, devil worshiping mentioned. Filmed entirely in black-and-white. Portuguese dialogue with subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Romantic, sullen, surreal, wistful, effortless, brilliant, special, memorable, charming, witty, emotive, poetic, haunting. Exquisitely shot.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pacing may be slow for some.

Rust and Bone (De rouille et d'os)

Published in R
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 03:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, violence and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Gritty tale that cuts to the marrow.

  • Starring

    Marion Cottilard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners

  • Directed by

    Jacques Audiard

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A bouncer breaks up a bar-fight; a glass door is smashed. An accident during a live orca show results in an animal handler and debris falling into the water (seen from below surface). A man cleans filth off a screaming child with a hose. An orca attack is seen in flashback. A woman intending to harm herself steals a scalpel. Boxing training. A man kicks a dog. Frequent street-fighting is seen in close-up, on a television screen and on a computer. A man shakes a child in anger; child falls and hits his head. A man hits his head against a car seat. A man's face is smashed with a glass of champagne. A face is slapped. A rifle is held to a man's head. Threats are made. A man smashes though a layer of ice. Blood/gore: Bloody noses, bloody and scabbed fists, bloody knee, blood on clothing, scratched faces, bloody gashes, scars, stitches. A tooth is knocked out. Pools of blood are seen on the ground. Blood is spat, splattered, smeared. Bruising, swelling, bandages. Fresh and healing injuries are seen. A body is seen floating in water with blood. A child has dog poo and filth on his skin, clothing. Skin is tattooed (the needle is seen). A child falls into an icy lake (inert body is seen beneath ice layer). Blood on ice. A body is pulled from icy water.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent sex scenes. Obvious sex movements and noises are heard. Sense of desperate passion. A man pulls a woman's hair during sex. Passionate kissing. Nudity: A man is frequently seen naked (chest and back-view). The breasts and bottoms of several different women are seen. Female pubic region is seen. A man's genitals are seen. Activity-appropriate beachwear. Activity-appropriate gym-wear. Nipples are visible through clothing. Sexual activity is discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, champagne, spirits). Smoking. Gambling (illegal street-fighting). Drunken behaviour. A man talks about how a child was used for smuggling drugs. Drug and alcohol use is questioned in a job interview.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for females, crap.

  • THEMES

    Tragedy, desperation, rehabilitation, parental neglect, single-parenting, disability, recovery, amputation, friendship, survival, fighting, willpower, coping, agoraphobia, courage, defiance, overcoming adversity, accidents, self-pity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting. A child is assumed drowned. A comatose child is seen in a hospital bed. People with missing limbs are seen in a rehab facility. A cast is applied to thighs, rehabilitation methods are seen. Sunlight flashes and glare resemble strobe lighting. Urinating is seen and heard. Wintry outdoor setting. Train travel, hitch-hiking, scavenging for discarded food, theft. Dogs, killer whales, pet fish. A child refers to his father by his first name. Slaughterhouse, fractured hands (mentioned). French audio with subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pitiless, emotional, edgy, bleak, seismic. Contemporary mode of romantic storytelling. Brilliant performances. Astonishing CGI.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Excessive running time pushes drama into mediocrity. Fears that disability is being stereotyped or misunderstood. Kitschy use of soundtrack. Predictable, contrived.