For many years movies have been a particular way of disconnecting from reality. They transport us to different eras, settings and captivate us with their plots. Thanks to technology we are not only able to watch them in movie theaters but also on our phones or any technological device that we have within our reach. They enthrall their audience from kids to adults with their different types of genres such as comedy, romance, horror, drama, action, fantasy, etc. That is why I carefully picked my top three movies from three different types of genres which I consider lend themselves for a review.
1. Cyberbully (2011)
Cyberbully narrates the story of Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment), a teen girl that gets a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site without knowing that she will end up being a victim of cyberbullying. I can say that this movie is the type of movie that makes you want to watch it from beginning to the end because of the message it gives you throughout it. As a teen, I was able to relate to most scenes of the movie and the emotions it transmits. This movie not only shows us how dangerous social media can be if we don’t use it properly, but also shows us the consequences of our actions and bad decisions. It also teach us to always be careful on who you trust and that not everyone that is your “friend” is actually your real friend. Available on Netflix.
2. Perfect Sisters (2014)
According to Wikipedia, “Based on real life, Perfect Sisters narrates the story of Sandra Andersen (Abigail Breslin) and her younger sister by one year, Beth (Georgie Henley), living with their alcoholic mother Linda (Mira Sorvino). They can’t take their mother’s addiction, so they plan to do something extremely illegal: to kill their mother.” After watching this movie I felt completely speechless, not only because of the atrocity they committed but also because this actually happened in real life. At some point I agreed with Sandra and Beth’s decision on killing her mother because if you watch the movie and observe their mother’s attitude you will understand them. This movie shows to the audience the ups and downs that a family face and also the unity of siblings during tough times. Available on Netflix.
3. To The Bone (2017)
According to Netflix Media Center, “ To The Bone narrates the story of Ellen (Lily Collins) an anorexic girl who spent most part of her life better in various recovery programs, only to find herself skinnier every time. Determined to find a solution, her dysfunctional family agrees to send her to a group home for youths, which is led by a non-traditional doctor. Surprised by the unusual rules, Ellen must discover for herself how to confront her addiction and attempt self-acceptance.” I must say that the target audience for this movie are teens. I must admit that at the beginning of the movie I felt a bit uncomfortable watching it. Seeing Ellen’s body made me think of society and how big part of our population suffers from this disease. This movie not only had an impact on me but also helped me recognize the signs that a girl shows when she’s suffering from anorexia. Although the end wasn’t what I was expecting, I definitely recommend this movie. Available on Netflix.