Words on Bathroom Walls movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS TAKE AN INTERESTING LOOK AT SCHIZOPHRENIA?
Based on the novel, Words on Bathroom Walls is an interesting and entertaining story. Teens and up will love the themes and cast, but the film isn’t for younger children.
An introspective teenager with a passion for cooking who is diagnosed with schizophrenia during his senior year of high school trying to maintain his condition as a secret falls in love with a lovely classmate who opens his heart.
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Cast: Charlie Plummer, Andy García, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Molly Parker, Walton Goggins
Writer: Nick Naveda
Release Date (Australia): 10 December 2020
Runtime: 110 minutes/1h 50m
Genre: Drama, Romance
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film’s themes are mainly concerned with the impact of mental illness on a teenager, depictions of psychotic episodes and references to suicide.
The film contains a scene including slapping, shoving and punching.
The film contains a single use of the word “f**king” as well as occasional use of the words “s**t”, “bitch” and “ass”.
The film contains a verbal reference to drug dealing.
The film contain verbal innuendo and sexual references.
PG-13 (for mature thematic content involving mental illness, some sexual references, strong language and smoking)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Words on Bathroom Walls masters in firmly moving you through the regular tale of teenage romance, simply by using an overweighing look at schizophrenia. It’s even what would be considered a “unique gem” to audiences who are bored of the lovey-dovey material, since romance mainly sticks to the side of the plan. This brilliantly-crafted drama’s digging into the impact of mental illness on a teenager is the one reason why the film keeps a distance away from the average problem-joined-to-love tales.
The ingredients to the uncommon result include the elements that are obviously necessary to add to the overall impact, such as the acting, pace and originality. Words on Bathroom Walls takes advantage of the talents, similar to most drama films, but they’re so heavy and unique. As stated, romance is only a small component to the film’s mature subject matter, but Charlie Plummer and Taylor Russell are truly the leading stars.
With the compelling characters and intriguing storyline, what else could you possibly need to improve the phenomenal execution. Viewers will generate a great connection to the happiness, confusion, distress and all emotions. Teens will also adore the occasionally hysterical hallucinations of AnnaSophia Robb’s, Lobo Sebastian’s and Devon Bostick’s amusing schizophrenia characters.
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