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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I love this site. I usually pay a lot of attention to the scores before I watch a movie. In this case I am glad I didn't pay attention.
I watch a lot of independent films, but i don't pay attention to who made what who starred in what. I just don't care. I just watch and enjoy. I wasn't good at book reviews when i was a kid, and nothings changed but here goes...
I think the low votes must be from people who found the movie too shocking. Or people who couldn't empathize or want to empathize with the characters. It is not necessarily graphic or vulgar. Its not even that dark. Its just unique. It is just the right mix of real life drama/Hollywood.
All I can say is watch this movie. And if you are better than me at giving reviews then do everyone else a favor and clue them in.
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