Movie Review: M.F.A.
I love women who kick ass.
I love flawed characters who kick ass.
I love flawed women characters who kick ass while getting their M.F.A in art school.
Some of my favorite movies are about this simple premise and for good reason. “I Spit on Your Grave”, “Kick-Ass”, “Hush” and “Kill Bill (both volumes).”
So, when I stumbled upon a movie called “M.F.A” I fell, naturally, in love.
“M.F.A” is about a woman who, after getting sexually assaulted by a classmate, decides to turn against those who assaults others all the while gaining more freedom as an artist.
Starring Francesca Eastwood (familiar name? Check out who her father is) as Noelle, the film’s star is a brash and bold view of a woman who wants to get back at those who wrong the law. She crosses the lines between extremely flawed heroine who seems to like the pain she inflicts on her enemies but also the hopeless girl who, in one scene, shows emotion so raw… I started to cry.
Writer Leah McKendrick (who also stars as Skye, Noelle’s roommate) writes a script that is a solid piece by itself filled with one-liners that are sharp as a knife. “Make the world uncomfortable” is quotable enough to be found on the wrist of some twenty-something vegan millennial.
“M.F.A” available only on Amazon Prime (which makes it a tough sell to those die-hard Netflixers) has tough subject matter to watch but soon enough you’ll be cheering from your couch.
It’s a definite must see for those seemingly endless “What do you wanna watch?” type nights.