Pinhole Movie Reviews

The Kid with a Bike / Le gamin au vélo by tincolor

Thomas Doret is a 12-year-old boy in foster care and Cécile de France is the foster mother who takes him in and puts up with his shit. In brief, this is the story of how an often violent and troubled boy becomes a boy who is significantly less violent and has fewer troubles. I appreciate that the directors avoided trying to “explain” the violent behavior of their main character, I thought it was interesting how they also don’t really offer an explanation as to why he changes, and I liked the overall message that we cannot change those around us, all we can do is love them until the day when they decided to change for themselves. The message is great, it’s just that the package in which it’s delivered is too saccharine and too simplistic to leave any lasting impression. Watchable.


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