You know, the good thing about a mockumentary is that you can have all of the hard hitting emotion and exploitative trickery of a normal documentary without any of the actual real life nonsense getting in your way. Amy S. Weber's A Girl Like Her really ramps up the real factor and, by the end, completely alienates you with the absolutely fantastical, pie-in-the-sky butt-fuckery that is it's concluding moments. It sounds like I hate this film at the moment but really I'm so in two minds about this movie, because it is pretty great. It's well made and emotional and really nails the peaks and troughs of high school life; but at the same time it's fucking dumb, nauseatingly idealistic and inadvertently satirical to great unintentional comedic effect. OK, this is going to be hard to do in three paragraphs, so we'll go good then bad. Ahem.
|"This tiny thing...is my opinion. And I'm going to shove it down your throat."|
|The person we're meant to give a shit about, doing what she does for the entire run time of the film.|
|That is a face only an icepick could love.|
|Crew needed for new documentary. Stone heart absolutely necessary.|
|Either way, the sequel is gonna make for one hell of a revenge slasher.|