A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.
I'm a fourteen year old and the movie was great, it was very relatable even though I haven't been through any sexual abuse.
If a movie can relate to me so deeply even though I didn't grow up in that time period, grew up in New York City, and did not go through some of the things she went through then I really think it's an excellent movie.
The content was not disturbing to me at all in a sense most people say. I think most people who say it's disturbing haven't seen the movie because yes, it is very real and true but not gross. I think it's great the director/writer touched on the subject of sexual abuse in such a great way because that subject is not brought up often in our society but it's something that is happening.
I was not sure of seeing this movie-not because of the rape scene because I knew people were making such a big deal of it but because of the other comments about how the movie wasn't going anywhere or was pointless. But I was so surprised that they were so wrong and that for me and from what I could see in the audience it was the complete opposite of pointless.
Bottom line if you haven't seen the movie already and aren't sure if you ant to go and see it, go and see it. I wasn't sure if I should see this movie either but it turned out to be one of the best movies I've seen in a long time with great writing, directing, and acting. Very real but not gross or disturbing and a story that needed to be told.
- Sep 28, 2008