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Didn't expect too much, It was nothing more than fine.
All of the usual coming of age tropes are present but it takes place in an unusual set of circumstances. Honestly, the whole movie felt so tacky. The notable actors playing the characters on the wall fell a little flat, the costumes felt like what a teenager thinks people in the 80s would have dressed like, and considering the movie was about a music crtic they could have used music more liberally. Beanie's accent is sometimes dead on but she frequently slips out or misses the pronunciation, which pulled me out of the story quite often. I think this is a time when casting a bubbly American 20 something acctress to play a British teenager with a pretty specific regional accent just did not work.
All in all, the movie wasn't bad, but there isn't anything distinct about it that will stick with me. It's too bad beause Beanie Feldstein is a lovely person and really shines in other movies, but this just was a bit of a "meh" production.
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