Parents' Guide to

Recurrence

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Inept crime thriller has violence, sex, language.

Movie NR 2022 115 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Don't waste your time very bad movie.

Don't waste your time . No gastes tu tiempo .

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Recurrence displays one consistent characteristic throughout: confusion. A multitude of seemingly unrelated people are introduced at once, with no character development to speak of. Small details also add to the confusion. Is the main character named Manuela or Pipa? The timeline is chaotic. Are we in the present? The past? That the director and writers haven't the slightest idea how to tell a coherent story is made clear over and over. Suddenly, some new character in a suit is unhappy with a police officer. Who is the guy in the suit? A dead girl's missing cell phone is the subject of intense interest. It turns out a compromising sex video is on it. But she's dead, so how would anyone know she recorded the encounter? A boy accuses his mom of lying to him. She admits it. What's the lie? No clue.

Much is made of the difference between White faces and Brown ones and some are offensively referred to as "filthy Indians." Yet no one mentions that the actor playing the wealthy, land-owning White family's daughter also looks indigenous. And as if the plight of indigenous people had been deeply explored throughout the action (it was not), at story's end a sign refers to land in the process of being returned to the indigenous community: "property restitution pending." The filmmakers think that's all it takes to wrap up a plot point. A sign.

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