elizabeth’s review published on Letterboxd:
I have many friends who have lived in these situations or something close to it. In film, the lower class is often portrayed as ghetto, dirty, lazy, etc. Here, there is something very humanist about the presentation of the lower class. The music, the clothing, the aesthetics; it was all very real. The struggle to get out of it all, but still keep yourself happy and entertained was also present, which is a huge aspect of lower class life.
The acting here is beyond impressive and I fell in love with all of the characters. We saw them at their peak and at their worst. This was so emotional and riveting, I would definitely watch this multiple times.