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Confessions of an Invisible Girl

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Outcast teen is embraced in predictable tale; bullying.

Movie NR 2021 91 minutes
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The problem with Confessions of an Invisible Girl is that its title character is about as invisible as a tornado. She declares that she is the girl who never speaks a word in class for the whole year, but Tete is noisy, outgoing, pushy, and downright irritating. Yes, she is teased mercilessly by mean girl Valentina, but Valentina hates everyone and has some soul-searching of her own to do. Tete is a busybody. Despite her own sensitivities, she rarely stops to consider that it's not shyness, anxiety, or awkwardness that puts everyone off, but her inappropriate boldness. Tete has the gumption to ask the popular girl throwing a party for an invitation. When she's pointedly turned down, she ignores the diss and goes anyway.

In addition to a script that demonstrates no knowledge of its own main character, the movie boasts dreadful dialogue featuring words no teenager would ever be caught dead saying. Equally implausible is a storyline that climaxes when, only moments after being exposed, a lifelong mean girl publicly apologizes to everyone and all the people she has harmed over many years hug her. As if that ever happened. The few wise messages offered at the movie's end -- "changes that really matter happen within," for example -- come too late to save this. Further, subtitles would have been a far better choice. The voice actors dubbed onto these characters make the movie feel like a cartoon where animated lips don't match the words we hear.

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