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Unicorn Store (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Unicorn Store
Year: 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Directed By: Brie Larson
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack
About: A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_51UsTDBAE

My Review:
Having had this on my To Watch List on Netflix since it first came out I thought I would give Unicorn Store a watch. I wasn't really sure what to expect with this movie as having heard nothing about it from anyone and not having watched a trailer for it. As I did go in with an open mind I did feel like this movie did disappoint me and as it is classed as a comedy I personally just didn't understand as this is far more of a drama film.

I did like how Unicorn Store focused on someone who thought that they were a failure in their lives and that they couldn't be loved by anyone including her parents due to being as she called herself "a failure" in which couldn't finish school and no longer had a job. I thought that this was relateable for people to feel like they are not good enough and that those around ourselves understand more about what they are doing in life so find it easier to be happy. However, as the letter comes to her which shows how she is to get a unicorn and the different stages I liked that it was ways in which she could improve herself by getting help doing something new and creating a bond with someone else, finding love in her life and understanding that being different is not something in which is a bad thing as people will like you for yourself. I also thought it was really nice seeing the speech to the unicorn in which she lets go at the end of the film so that it would be able to help someone else the way that she needed the help initially, this gave a really nice understanding of how far the character of Kit has come since the start of the film as well as that she wants someone else to get the benefit of the unicorn that had from going through the steps. Having her new boyfriend also see the unicorn after not believing I thought was a really nice touch as it showed that she wasn't crazy and that sometimes you just have to believe and trust in people around you.

However, I did think that the character of Kit came across as childish and made her rather unlikable for me so could not find my way to like her through the film. I honestly think that if it wasn't for the character of Virgil I might not have made it through Unicorn Store. Not only that but as this is classed as a comedy I didn't understand why as this has nothing comedic about it but is a drama film which is far more suited to it. Having Kit also let her boss in which was being rather creepy around her and do nothing about it even after finding out it happened to other people in the office was something in which I also didn't like as it showed how she wasn't going to stick up for herself when something was wrong. I did think that some of the writing for the script was off as well and just made the film feel bland and like it didn't really know what it was trying to be.

Overall, this film seemed a bit of a mess and although had a good message just didn't connect the way that it should have and didn't give the audience as much involvement as it should have making me at times bored watching it. I would recommend this film to those who are looking for a drama movie and maybe something that will inspire people to just be themselves. Personally, I don't feel that I would see this again.

My Rating: 2/5 

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