clairvoyantcat’s review published on Letterboxd:
Abe takes a moment to collect himself as he prepares to present his 3rd grade art project. It's a scrap book with characters and images from his favorite movies pasted in. It's well made, at least for a student whose age would pardon him for simply smearing glue everywhere and making a big mess. Recognizing iconography from their favorite movies, the classroom cheers and points and remain engaged for a moderately successful presentation. The large majority of them brought their own scrapbooks; the charm will soon wear off, but luckily for Abe he is the first presenter. After finishing, he retires to his seat and the teacher marks down that his project was scrupulously done but lacking creativity. Next up is John, a new transfer student who the teacher has pegged as very clever but with a penchant for troublemaking. In his nervous fluster Abe forgot to remove his scrapbook from the presentation desk, and now John is making fun of it. He rips pieces off, lampooning the banality of a supposed work of art that exists only in tribute to better creations. By now the classroom full of temperamental children is very upset. Amidst the pandemonium the teacher is trying to ask John if he actually has a project of his own to show the class. Before John can answer, Abe's hovering parents have arrived on the scene, scolding John and gathering bits of pictures off the ground. But the classroom is in ruin and those that are still even paying attention are left to witness a tattered scrapbook that has been built, torn down, and haphazardly rebuilt amidst unplanned adolescent chaos.
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