Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Excellent movie, recommended: "Sing Street" ( 2016)

Best movie choice! I could not be wrong since I loved the director, John Carney ( you may know him from the movie "Once"). "Sing Street" is a mixture of the 80ies music & clothing with the beloved green Ireland where I lived for 11 years: Ireland! So many good memories of areas I used to walk by in Dublin and surroundings. I also have to admit that had so many pieces of clothing that they were wearing in the film! Such a beautiful story about a kid that builds a strong bond with his friends and older brother to conquer a girl through music.  So glad to hear the Dublin accent again, we even had some tears but I also laughed out so loud sometimes that I had to control myself. The scenes where the kids from the band changed their style depending on the vinyl record they listened to and the ideas they come up with for their videos .. HaHA, so funny! Some of my favorite 80ies bands can be listened to: Spandau Ballet; Duran , Duran; The Cure; Phil Collins, Depeche Mode, well actually a few of these groups, I know them because of my older sisters (e.g. The Cure or Phil Collins) . I was very lucky to have had such a rich influence based on the different bands that my 3 oldest sisters liked! I have to say that I even liked the original songs from this film and I have been listening to their soundtrack since last Saturday! If you go and see it , just tell me if you enjoyed the scene where they play at the school and the lead singer dedicates the song to the priest .. ( So cool and brave!!!).



And guess what? Rotten Tomatoes has scored this movie with a 97% ( top critics scores) and 94% (by the audience) . I couldn't agree more! Come on! Go and get your tickets!!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Thinking of going to the cinema? See below a short review of the movies I have seen recently by Belen Delgado

As you may know, I moved to Singapore a few months ago, I no longer have the cinema membership card but we have kept up with the tradition of going to the cinema a few times a month since it is since we love doing. Choices of movies to see is much more limited here but we have been lucky, out of the last 4 movies we have seen, there is only 1 that I would not recommend seeing. Let me start telling you a bit about each of them:

Me Before You ( Recommended for romantic movie lovers!)- 2016




In a scale from 1 to 10 for romantic movies, I'd give it a 9 just based on the fact that I truly believed their love story and those emotions made me cry like a baby. I have not cried with a movie so much for a very long time. You know when you go to see a film with a friend and/or your husband/boyfriend and they start laughing at you because they notice that you are sobbing in public? Well, that was me yesterday. I just could not control myself. If you check "Rotten Tomatoes" Review the audience give it a 82% but critics give it a 57%. I can see why critics may have given it a lower score, it does not have a super original plot and you cannot call it a "master piece", however sometimes a simple story that the public can relate to , played by 2 excellent actors, can touch the audience. The movie is an adaptation of the bestseller book by Jo Jo Moyes. It is about a relationship that blossoms between a paralyzed young handsome Londoner and a his bubbly happy-go-lucky caretaker.  And have I mentioned that Sam Claflin is such a handsome and charming British man?

See trailer of the movie below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh993__rOxA

Equals ( Not great acting but entertaining) - Romantic-Sci-fi film - 2016




We went to see this film because some of it was set in Singapore but we did not know much about the plot. Well, it turned out to be very entertaining. If you ask me to give it a score, I'd give it a 6.5 since I think they could have done much more with the idea that having emotions will be considered a "terminal illness" in the future and the world will be ruled by multinationals that will have heavy controls to make sure that no-one has emotions and they are able to just go to work, eat & sleep and eliminate anything-else that could provoke any type of feelings. Also I'm not a big fan of Kristen Stewart but It was great to discover Nicholas Hoult . Let me be a bit superficial for a change, if you ask me why I liked the movie, I can highlight 2 things: The utter perfection of Nichola's look and I also found very interesting the fact that multinationals could be ruling the world and getting rid of anyone that has feelings. In a way, that is not very far from what many big business would like to have to be even more profitable. If emotions come in the way of business goals/priorities, they may not be achieved. Who knows if in the near future the so-called illness in the movie "sos" will actually exist and big multinationals will have the utter control of the world!. "Rotten Tomatoes" critics gave it a score of 48%. Not the movie of my life but it was entertaining. Go and see it!

See trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RTN3HnQV3c

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising ( Just do not waste your time..) - American Comedy.- 2016

Critics from Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 62% , in this case I have to say that they have been very generous... come on! a 62? and you will be wondering why I went to see this film. Well, the answer is simple.. there were not other movies at the time that we want to go to the cinema. We did not have high expectations. There were a couple of scenes where we laughed but if you ask me if I'd recommend it, I'd say no. Just go and spend your time doing something else. To me, it does not even get a 5.

Mon Roi ( French love story - Highly recommended! ) - 2015

We were very lucky to see this European film in Singapore since there are not many of them in the cinemas. We had to read the subtitles but we did not care, at all. I, personally, love French movies because I know that I'm going to be presented with an original story along with funny & witty dialogues. This is exactly what we got, a unique film about a torrid love story between an emotionally unstable Giorgio and lively Tony. They are both over their 40ies and they go over a passionate but unhealthy love relationship, very far from being a perfect love story. The movie shows that you do not choose who you fall in love with and everything you can put up with if you love someone very much. There is great chemistry between both protagonists. Truly recommended it, I give it an 8.5 out of 10. This film is from 2015 and although we saw it in the cinema a few weeks ago in Singapore, you may not be able to see in the cinemas in your country. Rotten Tomatoes scored it with a 73% ( critics) and 93% ( the audience).

See trailer below: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hpRsa_doS4




Sunday, 17 January 2016

A summary of our Our 8-day Trip to Morroco and Recommendations by Belén Delgado ( November 2015)

Finally , I have some free time to write about our magical trip to Morroco. Yes, magical due to this country charm, culture and history.

Before I start getting into detail , you can see below what we did day by day, which as part of the initial planning that I did to prepare our trip. I usually do it all myself and I do not need any agency to do that for us when we travel:



It took me time to do the research about places that we wanted to visit and  to find accommodation but it was definitely worth the effort. Especially this trip took me longer than usual to organize because I had never been to Africa before and I had the fear of the unknown. I started my research by asking my contacts via Facebook if they had ever been there before and what they would recommend me to visit. To my surprise, I received a lot of feedback! It seems that we were the only ones that had never been there before! So I started to investigate distance from Marrakech, which was our central place to stay to visit all the other sightseeing and how we could go from one location to the other without losing a lot of time and also being safe. I have to say that out of my initial planning for this trip, the only thing I regret is not having stayed another extra night in the beautiful small town of Essaouira. It is true that you can visit it in one day but I felt that we did not have enough time to walk around the tiny and narrow streets and enjoy more the peace and calm of the place.

This was our trip , day by day:

Day 1 (Arrival and initial culture shock!)

Since I knew that we were going to arrive in the evening and it was our first time in Morocco. I arranged it so that a driver picked us up. I found the contact from a friend of mine, whose husband is from Morocco and he knew the owner of this tour agency. http://daoui-excursion-marrakech.com/en/. This agency is not only one of the cheapest you will find for similar trips but they also deliver an excellent service. I can tell you since we arranged all our trips with them and even an additional one that we were not planning to do since we were so pleased with their service. Our contact was: Abdeljalil , he walked with us from where the driver dropped us to the Riad. Yes, he had to walked with us since cars could not get there and believe me , we would have never found the place without his help. They charged us 10 euros for this service and the driver even had to wait for us for an hour since our flight was a bit delayed and they did not charge us anything extra.

The Riad where we stayed in Marrakech, was also a recommendation from Amalia , my friend and wow, we were blown away! From outside , we did not know what to expect, especially since it is so chaotic and overcrowded with people, donkeys,bicicles,motorbikes,cats,street stands etc but as you see throughout the city, places change once you get in: http://www.riadwiam.com/

We decided not to go out that evening, it was already 21.00 pm, mainly because we were a bit overwhelmed by the cultural shock. Mainly due to all the information we receive from the different media where they inspire fear . Also take into account that our Trip was just 2 days after the terrorist attack in Paris, so that increased even more the paranoia. There were loads of cancellations from other tourists due to this but we did not let fear overcome us and I´m very glad that was not the case. Our riad, was just at the heart of the old city in Marrakech, the most authentic part you can choose if you want to see what the real Marrakesch is about. Of course, you can find big tourist resorts and more westernized hotels in other areas but if you want to do this, you don´t live the full experience. If you go with kids, maybe I would not recommend to stay in our Riad , it is more for couples of groups of friends. I´ll explain later why.

Given that it was low season, the owner of the Riad, upgraded us to one of the the most beautiful rooms: http://www.riadwiam.com/riadang/index71.html. We booked via booking.com with a last minute offer I found but they recommended us if we were back, to contact them directly. They speak English, Spanish,French and even Italian and they are totally reliable.

While we drank the delicious mint Tea in the typical Arabic glasses,we asked Abdeljalil if they offered any tour around the old city of Marrakech to be able to find unknown corners the day before. Also based on the initial chaos we saw in the old city, we thought it was worth it to see the old part with someone from there. I have to say that this one was not cheap (30 euros) but one more time, I´m really glad we did it since after this tour we started to feel more confident to walk around on our own. We left the Riad at 9 and we were with our guide until 3 p.m., he also gave us some recommendations for dinner and how to enjoy the rest of the city.

Day 2: Walking around the Ancient city of Marrakesch, a laberynth of narrow streets 



What a better way to start the day than having a typical Moroccan breakfast at the Riad. Just the best home-made breakfast we have ever had. This became my favourite meal of the day throughout our trip.

For our first day, we arranged a guided tour walking around the old part of Marrakech. Very glad we did that since it was a narrow street of similar looking streets full of people,cats,dogs, motorbikes, bicycles and we would not have been able to go on our own and see so much with the time that we had. Our tour included:

·       Medina Souks
·       Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts and Crafts
·       Marrakesh Museum
·       Almoravid Koubba
·       Medersa Ben Youssef
·       Djemma El Fna.





He also took us to a shop museum of spices and to a very big bazar when we did most of our shopping for family and friends. See below my learnings. They are excellent sellers and if it is difficult for you to say "no" , you will end up buying a lot more than you expected lol (like us...). The shop assistant even spoke perfect Spanish and was super nice and friendly. At the end of the tour around the shop he took us to a room where he placed all the items on a table and gave us a final price. We were overwhelmed and were not sure what was a reasonable price to pay. Andres bargained only once and in the end he agreed with the sale...

Day 3 & 4: Trip to the dessert and our first time riding a camel!

One of our main goals was to sleep on the dessert and see the stars without pollution. I knew that it was going to be a long road trip until we arrived at our destination but it was completely worth it.  Again we organized the tour to the dessert with the same agency mentioned above, I checked with other ones but they asked for extremely high prices and did not convince me.

Transportation to the dessert of Zagora was a minibus with air-conditioning and the driver was super friendly and stopped very regularly on the way.

My favourite part was riding the camel when the sun was going down, all the guys from the tour were complaining all the team about the ride since it was a bit uncomfortable after the first few minutes. The Italian tourists shouted " le mie palle" ( "my bollocks" ). We were riding for 90 minutes and the Berbers took us to the camp where we had dinner with them and our own shared tents. We met a very friendly guy from Chile and we shared the tent with him. After the dinner we were around the fire listening to the drums of the Berbers. We were around 25 tourists. Seeing the starts was amazing, no pollution, silence and tranquillity. There was an anecdote when i saw in the dark an animal and I could not see what it was (in my head it was a lion.. ) and I asked Andres and a Russian girl that was there to run. That one was funny.. the berbers were laughing at me , saying that they had 2 dogs. I'll never know what animal it was lol.



To be honest I did not sleep much since I kept thinking I'll find a snake and/or another animal, it was cold but we had loads of blankets and we also bought a typical Moroccan dress which protected us from the cold weather at night. 



We left early morning after the sun rose and on the way back we went to the ancitent fortified city city of  Ait Ben Haddou World Heritage , it was very hot and we were tired but it was worth it to see. We had lunch on the road and when we arrived at Marrakech in the evening we went straight to the Riad to rest.



For the above tour we paid 50 euros each , including night at the desset, trip, dinner and breakfast with the Berbers ( and they also had toilet facilities and showers)

Day 5: Walking around Marrakech

After the long trip to the dessert we did not want to do much, so we had breakfast at the Riad and we walked along the newest part of Marrakech and had lunch on the way to the square and coffee in a terrace bar just in front of Koutobia mosque.

I bought a couple more souvenirs and we booked a couple massage very close to our Riad in the old medina area in a very hidden place called "Isis" (Yeah the place had nothing to do with the terrorist group). It was one of the most relaxing massages that i have had and the first one i had it with my husband in the same room although we did not talk that much, i just wanted to relax after not having slept much on the dessert. My back and legs were in pain due to the camel ride and the night sleeping inside the tent. We paid around 60 euros for both of us for 90 minutes of massages , relaxation time and mint tea. (580 dirhams).



Day 6: Trip to Essaouira

When I did my research before going to Morocco, most people recommended me to visit this small town on the coast and even though it meant a trip of almost 3 hours by car, i wanted to spend a day in there. The trip to Essaouira is much more comfortable since you do not have to go through the mountains and it is almost a straight road all the way. We stopped on the way in a museum and also to see a sheep pastor that had the sheep in a tree. We loved to see that! I also did not stop taking photos on the way since in Morroco for some reason people seat and/or walk in the most random places and they become part of the landscape.

I'm so glad I made that decision. Essaouira atmosphere is much more relaxed than Marrakech, it is much easier even to buy in there and walk around. In addition they have delicious fish and the whole town is full of street cats and as you know we are cat lovers. We stayed at a Riad that belonged to a French woman, tiny and beautiful just in the heart of town: http://www.riadsaltana.com/ , I found an offer where we could stay for 45 euros with breakfast included. The place is fully renovated and it is super clean and comfortable, the only criticism I'd have will be our breakfast was not as good as the one we had in Marrakech. 






We fully enjoyed our stay in Essaouria walking around, having dinner in a fancy place in the square where we had our first glass of wine.

Day 7: Coming back from Essaouira and dinner in Marrakech

We woke up early and took advantage of the last hours in Essaouria and had lunch in a cafe in front of the beach, a bit further away from the touristy area. Prices were much lower and the food tasted good, they even had flan ! The driver picked us up at around 4 pm and we went back to Marrakech where we had dinner in the square close to our Riad. We had cuscus.

Day 8: Last Day in Marrakech & Going back to Dublin

Andres wanted to see the Majorelle Gardens but they were a bit outside the city and since we were flying back on that evening, i preferred to take advantage of our last day in the Riad and rest a little bit. I asked the owner if we could check out at 5 pm and pay any extra amount that was required but they were so nice that they did not ask us to pay anything extra since they did not have any guests after us and we were also very nice to them during our stay. We could have taken a bus and/or a regular taxi from the centre to go back to the airport but I did not want any stress (for taxis you also have to negotiate the price before you get in) so I asked our lovely guide Abdeljalil  to pick us up to take us to the airport. In the end, he did not want to charge us for the lift to the airport and took us for free!! We arrived on time at the airport and we arrived back in Dublin without any problems.





Learnings:

* We made the big mistake of going shopping on the first day for all the presents for the family. I would not recommend this because you need to have learned how to bargain. I'd encourage you to buy one or 2 things and start practising to get a better price.Barging is expected and they will usually ask you “how much will you pay for it?” rather than tell you how much it actually is.

*Do not buy spices, creams and/or perfumes in one of the museums a few tours go to, over there you will only find higher prices than other regular shops and/or supermarkets.

* If you ask for a price of something, most likely they will ask you back what would you pay for it and/or they will give you an inflated starting price. Take into account that if you ask, they will insist since it means you are interested.

* You have to be very open-minded and patient. It is a different culture. Embrace it and make the most of it.

* I was told not to rent a car and I would recommend you to follow this advice, too. They have their own way of driving and there are also many police controls. Their driving can be considered a bit dangerous, especially if you want to go to the mountains and dessert. Drivers from tours are experienced and even if you may think they are a bit nuts due to their driving style, they are not.. they go through the same routes every day and they know the roads inside out.

* We did not feel unsafe at all, do not believe everything you read/see in the media about Muslim countries. Most of them are very welcoming & friendly. It is true that they are also a much poorer country and to my point that you need to be open/tolerant, they may ask you for money if you take a photo of them and/or if you use toilet facilities.

* On your arrival at the airport at Marrakech, they sell phone sim cards for 10/15 euros and this way you can have internet around the country. It is much cheaper than using your phone with roaming costs and it is not that easy to find wifi in bars etc.

*Have always with you change in case you need to go to the toilet, in Morocco is normal to ask for a coin when you use the toilets, even in bars.

*We were advised to drink only bottled water and that's what we did and we did not have any issues with the food, of course we avoided buying food in the street markets although I have to say that some of it looked delicious but we did not want to take any risks.

* We loved the smell of the spices and mint tea. 

* Some people may ask you for coins if you ask for direction. Also in the square in Marrakech, be aware of the guys with the snakes, if you try to take a photo of them, you need to pay.

* There are a couple of bars in the big square in Marrakech where you can go upstairs to the terrace and have a drink, from there you will have a beautiful view of it and it is great to take pictures of the sunset with the Mosque at the back.


We fell in love with the country and we will definitely be back at some point of our lives to see the north part of the country. It remind me a lot about my culture from the south of Spain, even the people and how they behave.

If you are going with kids, I would not stay in a riad like we did in the medina, it can be very chaotic and not suitable to have kids trolleys if you need to walk around those narrow streets. There are more westernised hotels in the newest area of Marrakech, you can stay there and go to the Medina to visit it one day. 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My second favorite musical after "We will Rock you", "Mary Poppins" (2015) by Belen Delgado


I haven't been so excited for a long time to see a musical as I was to see this one . And you will probably be wondering why..? Well, when I was a kid one of my favourite Disney stories was "Mary Poppins". I can't remember how many times I read it , what I could remember was that I wanted to have a nanny like her. My sisters and I have different nannies but believe me ,none of them were as fun and magical as Mary Poppins (they were more similar to the horrible nanny that the kids from the story had when Mary Poppins leaves for the first time)! I wanted to dance over the roofs with an umbrella ; sing and dance while cleaning up the house but the truth is that Mary Poppins was every kid's dream but noneone had ever had a nanny like her!. Yesterday at the Board Gais theatre I could see the closest I'd ever get to see Mary Poppins. She became alive on the stage, the way she looked, the way she walked, was just like I imagined her. What a joyful way of finishing a regular Monday. I was blown away by the magical effects, the lights, the changes of sets, the costumes, the dancing and faultless singing. 3 hours of endless fun and happiness. We couldn't stop smiling! At the end, everyone stood up clapping and I even had tears of joy. It is unbelievable the magic that it has to see a story like this in the theatre. I could only imagine how i would have felt if i had seen it when I was a kid. The musical even ended up in the air with her umbrella getting closer to the audience among other surprises. I'd recommend it to anyone. One musical that you definitely have to see once in a life time! Thank you so much, Elisa for coming with me and share this unique and unforgettable moment of my life. The day when I finally met Mary Poppins! Yes, she exists!





Movie recommendation: Brooklyn (2015) - A 10! By Belen Delgado

Probably one of the last films I have seen this year. What a way of finishing another year of cinema. It made all of us feel and get into the protagonist's mind. A beautiful story set in the 1950ies in Ireland and New York. As an immigrant in Ireland, I could relate to Ellis 's feelings when she had to leave her family to move abroad to an unknown country in order to make a living since she had no opportunities in her country. She went on her own and had to start a new life, make new friends and start all over again at a very young age. The only contact she had with her family back in Ireland was through letters. She is very homesick , she finds love and at some point she is in the dichotomy where she has to choose whether to live in USA or going back to Ireland to be close to her mum. Very touching movie that shows how hard it is to be far from your family and also that not everyone is successful when they move abroad. Also losing a member of your family and not being able to see them for the very last time; Going back to your home country and seeing that you see things through different lenses but those who never left remain being the same. At some point you become a citizen of the world and you adjust to your new life style; just like Ellis. Just like a lot of us.



Sunday, 8 November 2015

One of the best movies I have seen in a long time: "Crimson Peak" by Belen Delgado

I haven't written about movies I have seen for a long time now but after seeing "Crimson Peak" I felt that I have to do it to inspire my friends that can appreciate movies like this to go and see it. It is unbelievable how divided the audience is regarding this film, either you love it or you hate it. According to Rottentomatoes reviews, critics scored it with a 70% and the spectators with a 61%. I cannot understand those who cannot see the sensibility, beauty and excellent photography of Guillermo's del Toro horror love story. Those who complained that it is not a scary movie, well you are right, it was never meant to be one... It is more of a Gothic love story and you can clearly see the director's style from previous movies such as " Pan's Labyrinth" or "Julia's Eyes". I have not seen a movie of Guillermo del Toro that have not loved and this one is no exception. I really enjoyed the vibrant colours, the scenes with the butterflies , the delicate clothing from that era, the beauty of the slow movements of the protagonist hair, blood, ghosts and chemistry between the protagonists. One of the highlights for me was the last scenes between the 2 female protagonists that lead to the end and the dance between Edith & Thomas with the candle. What a poetic way of telling a story.. Thanks Guillermo !! Last but not least if you have not seen the other movies from Guillermo that I have mentioned above, go and watch them, they are very original and fascinating.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Movie I saw recently: Andreas (2015) by Belen Delgado

I had the pleasure to see this film with my best friend, Matteo, we used to go together to the cinema a lot when I got my cinema membership card. It is the type of movie that you have to see in the big screen to live the action and effects. Yeah, you know what is going to happen next and that the Americans are going to rescue the world at the end (of course there is an American flag at the very end for those who had any doubts..). The film is basically about an earthquake taking place in the beautiful city of San Francisco, they destroyed the entire city in the film. It must have been difficult to watch for those who live there. At the end of the movie our adrenaline was high, i wanted to be rescued by a big guy like Dwayne Johnson. I have to say that I was entertained and in the best company. We laughed a lot! (and no, it was not supposed to be a comedy..).


A couple of movies I have seen: "Magic Mike XXL"& "Ted 2" by Belen Delgado

A couple of more movies I have seen:

"Magic Mike XXL" -> Well what I can say about this film, I knew it was going to be bad but I was not expecting to be bored at some parts of the movie. Channing, I love your dance moves but you are such a bad actor.. OMG. There was not much dialogue but when there was, it was bad. Anyway, I had a smile on my face when there were dance scenes of the guys, yeah, I'm simple and easy to please but I don't see those type of guys dancing as male entertainment that often. Usually the real ones as tacky and I do not find them very attractive. My favourite scene was the one in the petrol station, when one of the guys is challenged to make smile the grumpy cashier from the petrol station with his dance moves. That was funny lol. If you ask me if it's worth it to see this movie, well ,no, not really but I didn't want to miss it , so I didn't!. See below photo of my 3 favourite ones from the movie.



"Ted 2" -> I really liked the first movie and I thought I was not going to like this one, well, I actually laughed and out loud. Ted is hilarious, what a nasty Teddy Bear. I'm not going to ruin the funny scenes so that you can go and see it. Of course, TED 1 is much better but you will be entertained with this one, too.


Last movie I have seen by Belen Delgado "Amy" (2015)

I was not a big fan of Amy but of course I could recognize her talented voice and I wanted to know more about her life. I never understood why she was a drug-addict and how come people who loved her let her die like that. Well , after having seen today's documentary in the cinema about her life, I understood many things that were unclear to me. The documentary is real since it's Amy, herself, talking (real interviews and videos); her best friends, her mum, her ex-husband, her father etc. I did not realise how much is about her life in her own lyrics. The conclusion I have drawn after watching the documentary is that she was a young victim of her own life's issues with bulimia, depression, drugs, unexpected fame, the harassment of the paparazzi and meeting the love of her life, Blake, that would lead her to her death. Some people tried to take advantage of her fame ,  among those, her father , as you can see in the film, he started filming her life on St Lucia's island where she was trying to rest and recover (this can be seen in the film). This film has to be a difficult one to watch by her family , friends and biggest fans. It was difficult to watch for me, too, i cried in 2 scenes of the film, one of them was when I saw her innocence when the idol of her teens age , Tony Bennett announce her grammy award. It was so genuine.



Another beautiful moment of the movie I want to share with you , when she sang with Tony Bennett:



We all knew the sad end, it was a kind of chronicle of a death foretold. You could either love her or hate her but one thing is undeniable: She had an special gift that will never be forgotten: Her voice.




Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Humble review by Belén Delgado " Unfriended" (2015)

I did not have huge expectations about this movie but i wanted to see it since it was about the impact cyberbullying ( or at least, that's what I thought!) and this is something very close to my daily work. I have to say that it is a pity that with such powerful topic they did not use it in a clever way. Rotten Tomatoes has given this film a 62%. I'd give it a 40%, spite all i was entertained but if you ask me if I'd recommend it to anyone..uhm : NO. Let me tell you a bit more:
What is shown it´s a mixture between fiction and reality but it does have , unfortunately parts that are real. Teens can be very cruel and use social media sites and/or apps to harass other teens to lead them to suicidal thoughts, like the movie shows. It´s scary how quick a video and/or photo can become viral. In only a matter of minutes, insults and abusive comments can be posted online with all the consequences that this can have on people's lives. To sum up, this film is about a dead spirit that comes back via social media (Facebook) to take revenge on the the teens that made her commit suicide due to a video that was posted online on Youtube. Not sure who decided to make the scenes of the killings so tastelessly violent.. it could have been done much more elegantly and the moral of the story could have been remained. For those who have kids that will be teenagers once, make sure they are all aware of how to combat and report cyberbullying since the big tech companies are all well aware of it and have processes in place to take action quickly against the cyberbullies. No to cyberbulling!

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