Best and Most Beautiful Things documentary review: hacking “normal”

MaryAnn’s quick take… This lively portrait of a young woman with disabilities and her ordinary hopes and dreams is an explicit, engaging challenge to our ideas of what “normal” is. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Michelle Smith is 20 years old and eager for her life to begin. She’d love to find a great job that engages her many interests — like lots of people her age (and older), she is a huge nerd, into animation and doll collecting — and cannot wait to move out of her mom Julie’s house in Bangor, Maine. Many of us will see ourselves in Michelle, whether we’re at the same stage in life or have left that ache to be a grownup behind long ago. And that is true even

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