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This is a story about lost generations on both sides of the Pacific. Some of the lost on the American side are older, because we got here first. Some of the lost more recently immigrated because as we all know, their star is rising as ours is falling.
I didn't hate this movie. I felt for the lead character, who comes across as a spoiled brat in the total absence of any real support system visible to the film audience. Her alienation & loneliness is a metaphor for the age in which we live, where we may have more friends on social media than we have in real life.
That she at least felt for the life inhabiting her body, when most of her cohort were completely indifferent, made me sympathize with her.
The individual scenes of the movie were pretty well done, I thought, but when strung together did not make for a great movie.
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