Elizabeth Blue

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Drama quietly explores a woman's mental illness.

PG-13 2017 95 minutes

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A good film to watch for sheltered youth

Although Elizabeth Blue does have a slow pace, I don’t think mental illness can possibly be portrayed realistically at a faster one. You feel the pain and loneliness of the heroine and suffer with her through her hallucinations. You question people in her life and whether she is getting the support she needs from them. In the end, you come out with a glimpse of understanding of what life for someone with a mental illness might be like and hopefully feel for them a little more. The message here is, I think, is that the reality of living with mental illness is that painful, that slow, and sometimes even ugly. It is no laughing matter and we should pay more attention to it. Not everything can be wrapped in shiny paper.

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