Thelma (2017)
November 24, 2023 6:38 PM - Subscribe

A sheltered college student tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her, causing her suppressed psychokinetic powers to reemerge. Trailer.
posted by johnofjack (4 comments total)
About halfway through this I thought "oh, so ... a Sapphic Carrie if the religious upbringing were more believable and less cartoonish?"

Just to be clear, a) no; this is less a potboiler than a psychological drama and b) I liked Carrie. Still, I liked this more. I especially liked it that her parents had recognizable motivations which felt realistic and which I could understand even as I disagreed with them.
posted by johnofjack at 6:41 PM on November 24, 2023 [1 favorite]

It gets a lot stranger than Carrie in where it ends up going, too.
posted by kyrademon at 8:37 AM on November 25, 2023 [1 favorite]

I watched this a while ago, and, while the plot absolutely did not stick with me, the look and feel of the cinematography did.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:36 PM on November 25, 2023 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting this, we watched it last night and really enjoyed it. Really pretty movie, loved the pacing and the way they revealed the history.
posted by ftm at 9:00 AM on November 28, 2023 [2 favorites]

« Older Movie: La noire de ... / Black...   |  Book: Wellness... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments