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Bring the Soul: The Movie

By Lynnette Nicholas, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Refreshing, transparent peek behind the scenes with BTS.

Movie NR 2019 103 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Deep look into the lives of performers.

Very safe for children to see. The group does not smoke, I don't know why it says that, so if you are worried for that don't be. They drink with food though. Really this movie isn't about flashy dancing and cool adventures. It's a deep look into the lives of 7 hardworking performers and artists. It shows the good and the bad. Them thrilled and anxious before a performance, passionate about their careers. But also them painfully exhausted and sore after concerts, sobbing and in distress when an injury or sickness makes them unable to give their best performance. It has dancing and music, yes, but it also has them silently hunched over a program/keyboard/notebook just working.

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This documentary embraces the idea that music has the power to inspire, unite, and mobilize people around the globe. While BTS's legions of fans are inspired by the band's inspirational messages and unique fashion sense, the film also subtly raises issues of sexual identity, gender fluidity, and validation through celebrity. The bandmates' transparency is refreshing and admirable -- it's coupled with their inspiring compassion toward their fans.

That said, if you're not a BTS superfan, the film may get redundant after a while. It weaves together footage of them in each city they visit on tour -- and, toward the end, it gets somewhat monotonous to watch obsessed fans and famous musicians talk about themselves. But it's quite interesting to see how preteens, teens, and even young adults are influenced by BTS. While Bring the Soul: The Movie depicts the positive way in which the group uses their influence, it also shows how vulnerable young fans are when it comes to the notion of celebrity.

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