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Venus (2017)

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A dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she's the father of a 14 year old boy.

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Eisha Marjara

Writer:

Eisha Marjara
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Debargo Sanyal ... Sid
Jamie Mayers ... Ralph
Pierre-Yves Cardinal ... Daniel
Zena Darawalla Zena Darawalla ... Mamaji
Gordon Warnecke ... Papaji
Amber Goldfarb ... Kirsten
Peter Miller Peter Miller ... Max
Judy Virago Judy Virago ... Sylvia
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A dramatic comedy about a transitioning woman who discovers that she's the father of a 14 year old boy.

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Compass Productions See more »
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The first actor to be cast in the film was Jamie Mayers in the role of 'Ralph'. See more »

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Sid: I'm his Father... Mother... I'm working that part out...
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Mediocre
12 September 2018 | by Evil_HerbivoreSee all my reviews

Venus is one of the increasing number of transgender-related movies being produced recently. It's one of smaller movies, having neither a huge production budget nor a big promotion. It uses a pretty popular trope of a transitioning person discovering they have a child and being forced to deal with that fact. Sadly, it is also one of the more mediocre movies in this category.

The story being told is nothing new. It has been told many times already, in many different variations and with various results. Unfortunately, while some of these other movies deal with deep and complex relationships between the characters, as well as complicated issues of gender and parenthood, in Venus everything seems pretty shallow. The characters stumble through the events, displaying a minimum of emotion. The dialogues are quite wooden and the plot is completely predictable.

This weakneses influences the acting, which is also mediocre. I don't believe it to be the actors' fault, it seems mre like they were given very little to work with. In result, their performances seem quite unemotional, which doesn't suit the plot that was supposed to tell an emotional story.

There is one more thing which I found truly irritating, and that is the music. I do realize that in a low budget movie I can't expect the biggest pop hits, because buying the rights to them is expensive, but even with less-known songs it is possible to choose those, which fit the atmosphere. Here the songs chosen for particular scenes seem to be quite random and often it made me lose focus and think about the music itself, which shouldn't be the point.

In general, Venus is not a bad movie, but it's not a good one either. The best word to describe it is mediocre. It simply doens't offer anything new.


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