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A Trip to Unicorn Island

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Earnest docu about sunny YouTuber's world tour.

Movie NR 2016 80 minutes
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This engaging documentary, one of the first YouTube Red's original programs, has many touching moments, particularly as Lilly's hard work results in a show she feels proud of. But her earnest confessions about surmounting self-imposed obstacles sometimes verges on the kind of parody perfected on TV's self-importance extravaganza, Parks and Recreation. Although Lilly's goal is laudable -- to lift the spirits of the depressed -- she often slips into the sort of oblivious self-importance that looks a lot like the precursor for another bout of depression. Fortunately, her winning effervescence beams brightly through as she reiterates her hope to spread positivity and happiness.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: February 10, 2016
  • Cast: Lilly Singh
  • Director: Scott Winn
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors, Bisexual actors, Indian/South Asian actors
  • Studio: YouTubeRed
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Run time: 80 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: July 1, 2022

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