Being born fat and has dark skins, it feels like a curse for Rara, especially when she worked at the office that has surrounded by pretty girls. Her boss wants her to lose her weight, but there is a man who loves the way she were.
For Rara (Jessica Mila), being born fat and having dark skin is a curse. Especially if he sees Lulu (Yasmin Napper), his sister who looks exactly like their mother Debby (Karina Suwandi), a former model in the 90s. Luckily there is Dika (Reza Rahadian), a photographer who loves Rara as she is. One day, an opportunity arises for Rara to rise in office, but Rara's boss, Kelvin (Dion Wiyoko), requires that Rara should change her appearance.Written by
Pelukku untuk Pelikmu
Performed by Fiersa Besari
Music & Lyrics by Fiersa Besari
Produced & Arranged by Ifa Fachir (as Ifa Fachir) & Dimas Wibisana
Mixed by Rayendra Sunito
Mastered by Dimas Pradipta
Produced by PT. Kharisma Starvision Plus See more »
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How should I start reviewing this movie? I will first want you to think one thing, movies always have objective, either sending messages, pure entertainment, or combination of both. I won't say one of them is better than the other, since it always goes back to how every movie touches the heart of its viewers.
Plot is nearly perfect. Following the life of a woman that has insecurities because of her physical appearance, I believe many of us relate to the story. You will understand many things about having imperfect physical appearance. Love life, career, friendships, and everybody's perception.
Conflicts are great. I think this aspect is what I love the most. Director has detailed scenes showing the contrast of having perfect versus imperfect body since the very first beginning until end of the movie. Movie is clearly showing about the privilege you can get by simply being more beautiful.
Characters are rich. I have to point out about this movie having perfect portioning of giving life to its characters. Nobody is over or underexposed. Everybody is playing very important role and contributing well to drive the plot.
Dialogues are beautiful. Yes! Please keep this in mind before you watch the movie. It contains a lot of critics to our society, sometimes wrapped by good jokes.
Messages are powerful. I think this aspect is what really giving us the messages. I love about this movie is not only saying that we love to ourselves more (changing insecurities to gratefulness), but also to stop judging and defining beauty of other people. This movie is standing exactly in the middle of social issue, both victims and doers, trying its best to infuse great lessons that we, as both victims and doers, can do much better than what we are doing right now.
I have to give it 1 point less because it lacks a little bit of emotional development. Some good side stories are not fully used to bring up emotions even more. However, this should not stop you to watch this wonderful piece of Ernest and his team. Do give this a chance to watch it now, before this movie gets re-recognized in the future for its beauty.
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