08 February 2013
Movie Review: Finding Me
Finding Me is a coming of age film of a second generation Afro-Carribbean living in an American city. Fabien, the young main character, lives with his homophobic, immigrant father. He has friends in a slightly older and more worldly bisexual Greg and fashion-forward budding female singer Amera. Everything is in somewhat of a status until he falls for Lonnie, a union organizer that he regularly noticed at a local bus stop. Lonnie is totally settled in his own identity and provides a counterpoint to Fabien's confusion. This heats up Fabien's confusion even more.
There was much of this movie that I feel traced aspects of my experiences of moving through my own adolescence. The production values were not particularly high but the narrative and acting are well enough to pick up the slack.