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REFLECTION

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REFLECTION is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
12 minutes
VIDEO
TONY PAPA
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Reflection is an outstanding film that shows how much this young girl took for granted. She becomes trapped in a mirror and realizes that life is much better surrounded by people that she cares about than being alone. Her reflection in the mirror shows her what she was hoping to have in contrast to what she has now.

The storyline follows a girl who undergoes a journey of self-reflection, embracing who she is on the inside as well who she is on the outside.

I like seeing Claire standing up to bullies - no one will mess with her again! I dislike that Claire's mom doesn't realize that the darker version of her daughter isn't her real daughter right away. She seems to lack a mother's intuition. The camerawork is well executed; it shows the effects of the mirror moving when Dark Claire switches with the Real Claire. Dark Claire wears more rebel-type clothes like strapless crop tops, while Real Claire wears hoodies and jeans to blend in with the crowd, since she gets teased a lot. The fashion suits the storyline. The special effects aren't hi-tech, but they make the movie all the more enjoyable. The only adult character is Claire's mom. At school, we don't see any other teachers or staff, just the students that are bullying Claire. Real Claire lets her classmates bully her, but Dark Claire steps in and stands up to the bullies. I love Dark Claire and how she stands up to all the bullies.

The message of the film is to embrace life and surround yourself with loved ones to beat down the haters. It does contain some profanity when some cyber-bullies texts Claire mean messages.

I give Reflection 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Reviewed by Connie C., KIDS FIRST!

Reflection is an outstanding film that shows how much this young girl took for granted. She becomes trapped in a mirror and realizes that life is much better surrounded by people that she cares about than being alone. Her reflection in the mirror shows her what she was hoping to have in contrast to what she has now.

The storyline follows a girl who undergoes a journey of self-reflection, embracing who she is on the inside as well who she is on the outside.

I like seeing Claire standing up to bullies - no one will mess with her again! I dislike that Claire's mom doesn't realize that the darker version of her daughter isn't her real daughter right away. She seems to lack a mother's intuition. The camerawork is well executed; it shows the effects of the mirror moving when Dark Claire switches with the Real Claire. Dark Claire wears more rebel-type clothes like strapless crop tops, while Real Claire wears hoodies and jeans to blend in with the crowd, since she gets teased a lot. The fashion suits the storyline. The special effects aren't hi-tech, but they make the movie all the more enjoyable. The only adult character is Claire's mom. At school, we don't see any other teachers or staff, just the students that are bullying Claire. Real Claire lets her classmates bully her, but Dark Claire steps in and stands up to the bullies. I love Dark Claire and how she stands up to all the bullies.

The message of the film is to embrace life and surround yourself with loved ones to beat down the haters. It does contain some profanity when some cyber-bullies texts Claire mean messages.

I give Reflection 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Reviewed by Connie C., KIDS FIRST!

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