Title: Turning Red

Rating: PG

Run Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Cast: Rosalie Chiang , Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho, Tristan Allerick Chen

Director: Domee Shi

Writers: Domee Shi, Julia Cho & Sarah Streicher

Summery: Meilin Lee is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter – an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda.


Thirteen year old Meilin is content with her life, she is smart, she has a good relationship with her parents and has great friends, she has her routine everyday. That is until the red panda appears, a family blessing/curse that happens and effects their emotions.

I loved this movie, it was so different to any other movie and I adored it. The characters were amazing all so realistic, flawed and quirky every time looked different and unique which is so refreshing. They added some great simple elements within the movie that were great.

I didn’t know a lot about this movie going into it but it looked cute and honestly this movie tugged at my heart, I loved the way it conveyed emotion into a physical thing and showing how you can control them with the right people surrounding you, and that no matter how old you are your emotions are scary, important to express but so they don’t get out of hand must be controlled.

I loved Meilin she was such a sweet leading character, she didn’t want to upset anyone, she was trying to be what everyone wanted and still be herself. Though she was changing and growing and it wasn’t easy for her mom to deal with it. She had such great friends who matched her perfectly and helped her throughout everything.

Let’s talk about the red panda first the symbolic-ness of it is perfection for all that it represented and how it came to be. Secondly seriously how cute was it? So fluffy and I always loved the fur animation Pixar use is just looks so real as the fur moves and how it looks and I adored it. Seriously just the cutest and I loved seeing how amazing the animation of the red panda was.

Overall I loved this movie, I would watch it again, it was sweet, sad, heartfelt and incredibly well made, had a great lessons and fantastic characters.


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