BLUE MY MIND (2017)
Directed by Lisa Brühlmann
Written by Lisa Brühlmann, Dominik Locher
Starring Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Regula Grauwiller, Georg Scharegg, Lou Haltinner, Yael Meier, David Oberholzer, Una Rusca, Timon Kiefer, Benjamin Dangel, Martin Rapold, Rachel Braunschweig, Dominik Locher, Michael Schweizer Anliker, Ruth Schwegler, Nicola Perot
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Mixing the coming of age drama THIRTEEN with body horror might not inspire the greatest of confidence, but some great performances and some fantastic effects make BLUE MY MIND entertaining, if not predictably so. That’s my non-SPOILER-y portion of the review. The rest has major SPOILERS, so if you want to go in blind and be surprised, take this vague positive recommendation and scroll on. SPOILERS ahead!
Luna Wedler plays 15-year old Mia, new in town and eager to fit in. She is tough enough to stand up to bullies, but genuinely wants to find a group to fit in with. Though they attempt to make her the butt of jokes, a group of mean girls end up being the group she attaches to and for the first portion of this film, we are witness to Mia becoming friends with this group and finding a place to fit in, despite the fact that she is at an age where nothing is cool, especially when it comes to her nosy parents. Just when Mia thinks she is starting to fit in, her body begins changing. But this is not your typical puberty growing pains. She is getting a hankering for raw fish, her toes are bonding together, and her legs are taking on a scaly complexion. Yep, it seems Mia is turning into a mermaid.