A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
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A Boy. A Girl. A Dream may seem simple but every frame is a vibrant work of a passionate filmmaker.
Los Angeles Times
Not every directorial choice or camera movement works, but this indie drama shines in the silences. The moments between lines of dialogue are the strongest as Cass and Frida sit side by side and look at each other, with expressions and reactions saved only for us.
The Hollywood Reporter
A film that’s pleasurable to engage with, even if the latter stretch doesn’t come close to realizing some of the early promise.
The couple’s talk about dreams deferred is too knee-jerk to warrant sympathy. And though a lot of quiet in between their squabbling is sometimes a relief, it ultimately points to an underdeveloped script that suggests it’s more profound than it is. These two are a little too comfortable with silences.
If Basir and Samantha Tanner’s screenplay ultimately feels like less than a full meal, its intelligence and restraint — particularly in resisting the lure of a heavier-handed message — are nonetheless admirable.
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