My Name Is Emily
Who writes these films? Seriously. This is yet another preachy, leftist film depicting two awkward teens who find one other, rebel against <insert common descriptor used for movie parents here, such as clueless, abusive, self-absorbed, etc.>, and end up finding their own happily-ever-after. It's a wonder anyone grows-up to be a functioning adult in Western society, what with the pandemic of horrible parenting we've evidently all grown up with.
I also need to ask who picks the music by which to set the overly emotional and/or slow-motion scenes depicting the main characters lost in deep thought, or to display the beautiful scenery through which they're traveling? I am mystified by what passes for popular music these days. It's all whiny, nasally vocalists who sound like they're being strangled, with only acoustic guitars for accompaniment. Does talent count in the music business anymore? It's honestly depressing.
Look, there's an obvious agenda being pushed in this film. It's the same one that's been being pushed onto Western culture for decades: "Facts are only points-of-view, and points-of-view can change." Emily lectures Arden in the convenience store before she steals their breakfast,
"Listen, everything that you call a fact is just a bunch of people getting together, agreeing on something and then calling it a fact. That's how facts change. People change their minds. The world is flat. The world is round. You can't really blame people for wanting to believe in facts, but without another point-of-view to disagree with us - say, an alien - we'll never know if our opinion on anything is right or wrong. And even if we had an alien, that's just two points-of-view. Just 'cause facts are opinions doesn't mean they're wrong. They're usually right. It's just that when we forget that they're just well-thought-out opinions, that's when people start doing stupid things like making atomic bombs. They think, 'Facts are facts. We have to do it just to show that we could.' Facts are just the excuse for everything. The sun will rise tomorrow. Is that a fact? No! It's a point-of-view."
So, in other words, because a group of people have gotten together and decided on the rules, those rules have become facts. But because PEOPLE have agreed on them, OTHER people can come along and "un-agree" on them and then change them. Rules can change! (So, for example, if some people say it's not okay to kill inconvenient children, other people can come along and decide that it's really okay for people to kill inconvenient children. See how that works? Never mind physics or mathematics, or just plain old, common decency.)
You may think I'm over-thinking this. It's just a film, right? But this film, and thousands more like it are just one way the Leftist/Socialist/Marxist/Progressive movement (call them what you want, but there's certainly nothing "progressive" about their beliefs) has gotten a strangle-hold on Western culture. People watch films for entertainment, and that's how these ridiculously stupid ideas slip into the collective conscience of gullible generations who have been taught, among other things, revisionist history in schools. They've been using the Arts to subvert culture for decades and have been extremely successful. Just look around you. There are a lot of people who believe that truth is subjective; that their truth is true for them, and your truth is true for you. They honestly believe that "a fact is just a point-of-view". But what if your truth and my truth are polar opposites? Can anyone see how dangerous this is? Believing the lie this movie is preaching is what makes people REALLY start doing stupid things. No one can live this way in the real world. It doesn't work. No matter how much I believe that a red light means "Go", it's going to clash with your TRUE belief (therefore a FACT) that a green light means "Go". And would any of us really want to drive across a bridge designed and built by engineers who believe that "facts are just points-of-view"?
Anyway, I've given this film two stars for the lovely scenery, which is supposed to be Ireland. But if you care at all about truth and are sick to death of having the pervasive, yet utterly bankrupt, leftist ideology which has all but ruined Europe shoved down your throat, I'd give this one a hard pass.