The short and the short of it: The moving mother-daughter dynamics of Goblin Queen

(image via IMDb (c) Reed Shusterman)


An overbearing mother struggles to parent her daughter, Amber Lynn, who keeps disappearing to rule a magical land. But when a dangerous creature follows Amber Lynn home, her mother must confront the reality of who her daughter has become. (synopsis via Vimeo)

Growing up is not the easiest of experiences by any measure.

There’s a huge number of things to figure out from who you are to what you want to be and do, and how that will affect your relationships with the people that really matter you such as your mother or father and boyfriends/girlfriends.

Imagine how much more complicated an already messy, busy, obstacles-strewn period of life would become if one day you picked up a bejwelled gold pendant and found yourself thrust into fighting your subjects against a cruel and merciless enemy in a far off land where time passes in Narnia vs our reality increments?

Goblin Queen, written and directed by Reed Shusterman, is an amusing, touching and insightful look at this turbulent period of life, seen through the eyes of a daughter in over her head and a mother trying to meet her where she is and not quite making the grade (at least at first).

It’s beautifully, magically (literally), a mix of fantasy and reality that entertains you all while giving lots to think about and many feels into the bargain.

A quite remarkable achievement that you should definitely take the time to watch.

(source: IO9 Gizmodo)


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