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Love Sarah

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Half-baked British dramedy about grief, friends, and cakes.

Movie NR 2020 97 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Too woke

I felt it was all a bit too PC/WOKE. There was a reference made by Isabella about the Government wanting to get rid of other nationalities, which I thought unnecessary. Too much was made about trying to offer food traditionally eaten in other countries rather than being proud of the traditions of the host country. When people chose to make lives in a country that is not their native one then they should embrace the traditions of that country. This film was too scared to do that.

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Too much swearing
age 15+

Impacted me but yet lacked!

PG-13: brief sex and some strong language

Is It Any Good?

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This film is true of the Notting Hill businesses it represents; it's charming and accessible, but a little pretentious and self-aware. It is, however, a nice take on grief and looks into loss from differing perspectives, and while it never gets too deep or profound, there's an uplifting undercurrent to this production. Imrie is the stand-out performer -- as she so often is -- in a movie that subtly celebrates the diligence and resourcefulness of women.

The celebration of diversity is also welcomemin Love Sarah, albeit less subtle. The characters wish to bake cakes and treats for people of different cultures, highlighting the different cuisines and traditions from around the world. It could be seen as an exploitative tactic, but they do so in the name of inclusivity and to really champion the multiculturalism of London. Perhaps this is just one big apology to the people of Notting Hill, correcting the wrongs of the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts '90s romcom, and ensuring a much more diverse, and authentic portrayal of the area is reflected on screen.

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