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Turning Red

Turning Red

Growing up is a beast.Mar. 10, 2022United States, Canada100 Min.PG
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Movie Review

So far, 13-year-old Mei’s life hasn’t actually been bad. Sure, her dominant mother gives her troubles from time to time. The Toronto-based girl of Chinese descent has to constantly help out in the family temple. Also, there are high expectations of them, anything less than perfection will not be tolerated. But she has a few best friends with whom she can do everything – the dream of the boy band 4*Town, for example. But all that threatens to change when Mei has a spooky experience: she is suddenly in the body of a red panda. And again and again, every time the teenager is stressed and overwhelmed by her emotions, she turns into a giant animal. For them, of course, this is an absolute catastrophe. What should she tell her parents? They are quite familiar with the phenomenon, as it is a family curse that is passed on from generation to generation…

You can feel sorry for Pixar Studios. Once considered the pinnacle of animation art, the studio’s films were events the whole family could look forward to and became a benchmark for other artists in the field. In the meantime, however, Disney seems to see the studio as a pure supplier for its own Disney + streaming service. Onward – No half-measures were at least briefly seen in cinemas in 2020 before it was slowed down by the corona pandemic. Soul and Luca were immediately limited to virtual demonstrations. And also Turning Red exploitation in the cinemas of this world remains denied, although the cinema situation is now allowing decent results again. Whether this is actually the response to the pandemic is debatable. It’s quite possible that Encanto’s performance also had an influence. In the end, the film was rather moderate in the cinemas but became a sensation as a stream at Christmas.

That’s a pity insofar as it implies that these films are second-rate films. In contrast to some titles that have been pushed off to Disney +, there is still not really much to complain about in terms of quality in the Pixar works. And Turning Red is also significantly better than you might expect from a streaming-only title. As with most of the studio’s productions, the focus is on a mix of everyday and fantasy, as well as family entertainment and adult elements. The goal is to somehow be able to offer something to everyone. Everyone should be able to find each other somehow and maybe watch the film together. The perspectives on what is happening may vary, but there is more than enough to discover.

Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Turning Red
Original title Turning Red
IMDb Rating 7 98,102 votes
TMDb Rating 7.5 2,397 votes

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Cast

Rosalie Chiang isMeilin 'Mei' Lee (voice)
Meilin 'Mei' Lee (voice)
Sandra Oh isMing (voice)
Ming (voice)
Ava Morse isMiriam (voice)
Miriam (voice)
Hyein Park isAbby (voice)
Abby (voice)
Orion Lee isJin Lee (voice)
Jin Lee (voice)
Wai Ching Ho isGrandma (voice)
Grandma (voice)
Lori Tan Chinn isAuntie Chen (voice)
Auntie Chen (voice)
Sherry Cola isHelen (voice)
Helen (voice)
Lillian Lim isAuntie Ping (voice)
Auntie Ping (voice)

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