Super natural slow dance romance is now a genre in your book store and it's pretty much a movie genre too. there's even zombie romance. This film is one for the members of Team Jacob. Told in flashbacks, this a fairytale of a girl who meets a very unusual boy indeed. A story of love and acceptance of an outsider.
A girl moves to a rural village and discovers an abandoned boy hiding amongst bushes. Initially fearful, she gradually warms to him and she decides to introduce him to her world. She teaches him to eat, to dress and tries to teach him some manners with amusing results. She has her work cut out for her as he's not very compliant. She persists though and gradually sees some results and they build a loyalty to each other. But is he just a boy who's grown up in the wild or is there something special about him?
Fairy tales will have the occasional dark moment. That's a good thing. It adds to the drama - or melodrama. A Werewolf Boy does this well with the star crossed nature of the romance and the cold war style suspicions that raise their heads in its 1960s setting. The film's tone shifts smoothly, not too explicitly and the film is better for it.
This film has a measured pace so you can dwell on facial expressions and body language. The film's modest budget may threaten you to buy in to this film, but the strength of the story and characters should be able to keep you engaged in the film. The film is nicely shot enhancing the fairytale nature of the film as well as making sure the stars are shown in the most flattering way.
This is sure to be a winner with teenage fans as they will be pulled into the story just as sure as they will have to pull in their older friends to come along with them to see the film. The smarts boys who go along will leave satisfied with this film as the film shows restraint in becoming over-ought.
By Michael Collins
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