Movie Review: Words on Bathroom Walls

Hillary Thompson, Staff Writer

The movie Words on Bathroom Walls was originally released in Russia on December 3, 2020, then released on Amazon Prime on March 20, 2021. This romantic drama focuses on a student struggling with a mental illness while pursuing his passion in the culinary arts and falling in love with another student. “Diagnosed with a mental illness during his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.” This movie had done a wonderful job depicting mental illness among the teenage demographic while still battling the everyday struggling of being a teenager. 

The plot of the movie was really unique, they had given viewers a way to see how the main character struggles with his mental illness and how it affects his family. There were some moments when it felt as though the movie was moving at a slow pace, but the actors  executed their parts perfectly such as the main character during his breakdowns, as well as his mother worrying over him and his girlfriend who he hides his illness from. It is  a very emotional journey to the end. The costumes were time- appropriate as the two main characters were dressed like modern-day high schoolers wearing uniforms when they were attending high school and dressing accordingly when they attended prom. . 

The scenery was amazing, when the movie was almost to the end there was a scene that took place outside and it was breathtaking. The prom scene was also amazing with  lights, loud music, and  the decorations that were very beautiful. There were also some scenes of both characters going on a date, one scene took place near a boardwalk filled with people. The music was good as well; they had played songs that would have been recognized by the teenage demographic. This movie received many positive reviews; it scoringed a 90 percent % on Rotten Tomatoes rotten tomato. oOne audience member had stated, “wWords on the bathroom walls was an excellent movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. Coming into this film I had very high expectations, seeing it was not going to be your ordinary coming of age film.” 

Another audience member who had thoroughly enjoyed the movie stated “Words on the bathroom walls was an excellent movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. Coming into this film I had very high expectations, seeing it was not going to be your ordinary coming of age film. When I went to go see it, however, it surpassed my original expectations due to the excellent execution. What made this movie stand out most was the unique plotlines and characters that evoked heavy and rich emotion.” Overall, this movie portrayed the character’s mental illness in a brilliant way that helps viewers understand what it’s like having this illness and the struggles that come along with it. The costumes were modern and accurate. This movie takes place in the year 2020. Also, the music that was played was modern music that especially during the dance scene tThey had some beautiful set designs such as inside insides the two character’scharacters houses and the outside scenes. Overall, this movie takes audiences on an emotional rollercoaster as well as a satisfying ending, highly recommended.

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