Archive for February 24th, 2015

Movie Mayhem – McFarland, USA/The DUFF

No matter how much we may want to deny it, we all categorize, label and judge people, neighborhoods and entertainment based solely on appearance; doing so is simply human nature — a subconscious reaction based on past events and preconceptions formed through our interactions with others. A lot of people are capable of overcoming their prejudices and give someone or something the benefit of the doubt, however, when someone uses their biases as a latent survival instinct or to blatantly hurt someone else, whether physically or verbally, it can lead to dangerous consequences that more than likely will never be reversed. You really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and two films, McFarland, USA and The DUFF, which on the surface are vastly different (causing many to judge them based on their labels), are actually very similar in how they deal with this very subject. Read Full Review

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