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Title:   Good Manners
Director:   Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
Year:   2017
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.27.17

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Date Viewed Venue Note
09.27.17Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2017

This starts off as maybe a lesbian romance movie but then one girl dies giving birth to a werewolf baby and the other girl tries to raise it. It kind of has a Place Beyond the Pines structure where the extended last act takes place several years after the first. The werewolf effects kind of come out of left field and are pretty well done, but they don't quite develop it enough to fully make things resonate. I would've shortened the last half into a second act and put in a third act where the boy werewolf grows up after his mom sacrificed herself to the unruly mob and showed him as an adult now completely in control of his powers. As it is, it feels like a story and an extended coda that doesn't really go anywhere.
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