The film is about a young woman named Kit who receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood (by fondajane)
Brie Larson has proved time and again that she's one of the finest actresses working in Hollywood with her undying talent as an actor it is easy to say she is the best. Now she takes a leap of turn and makes her debut behind the camera as a director with a movie which is to simply put in words is one of the best films I have seen at TIFF 2k17 and probably in my life , it's just amazing , beautiful film filled with beautiful performances and a brilliant direction by Larson
Weird and wonderful (by linneaholmer)
This movie is not for everyone, but for me it was weird and wonderful.
I feel weird... (by juanmuscle)
It started good enough, and it increased with every scene, then the end I felt so weird, spoiler when Samuel L. Jackson said to go in there to get her prize - all the while I didn't know what to think, I tried not to think ahead, but suddenly when it was all dark, I thought perhaps the unicorn was code for ugly terrible monster... then! What I thought was real all along, came true, but for a few seconds there, I got all weirded out! lol....Very cool film, very cool idea... excellent write!I hope to see something as FANTASTIC AND FUN from this writer again soon that's for sure....
Surprisingly emotional (by anka-62640)
I started watching this thinking it was more of a funny, bull crap fantasy concept, but found myself moved to tears by the end of it. Maybe it's just because I'm different, just like Kit, and I don't wanna grow up. Society feels like the depressing, gray and beige setting of her office - rigid and colourless. Individuals that stand out are pushed away instead of embraced. This movie might not be for everyone, and not everyone might get it, but for those of us feeling like we can't fit into the norm it really hits home.Brie Larson does an amazing job at both acting and <more>
directing, and Jackson is simply outstanding as the colourful salesman.
Larson's directorial debut is solid (by justinemarquez-19098)
Brie Larson has a strong wave of fans who are fresh off the captain marvel train in search of more films and television that includes their new favorite superhero. This film is a quirky great indie, which is a far cry from the mega millions investments that make marvel films what they are. However that's the point, this film is simplistic in the most creative way. Incapsulating the child like wonder and fear of failure we all as humans have felt at one point or another. I recommend watching this movie with an open eye, and understanding that there is more to it then simply wanting a <more>
A lot of other forms of art have one focusing on narration and one on emotion. We have books with novels and lyrics, we have music with text and symphony or we have art with realism and expressionism. But movies often miss the emotional option besides indi or experimental film most movies focus on narration not emotion but not his one and that's why he is so wonderful
Fantastic, don't be fooled by rating (by hgallin)
Brie Larson's directorial debut was a surprisingly fantastic movie about someone learning to accept who they are. The incredibly low rating this movie currently has is because of a bunch of angry dudes who don't like Brie Larson and don't have anything better to do than give movies that they haven't seen bad ratings. This is a film that anyone can watch and enjoy, and I definitely recommend it.
An Interesting Movie Propelled by Good Performances (by shanesedy)
There are quite a bit of people here bashing Brie Larson and giving this movie low scores based purely on her. I am sensing that this is a continuation of the crusade against Captain Marvel sexist or otherwise .The movie is obviously metaphorical and meant to be a satire. It has an interesting and inventive premise, but the plot is still a basic believe in yourself story. Truth be told, what carries this film is Larson's charisma and charm as well as Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson.
A charming, whimsical tale of self-discovery. (by supportara)
Ms. Larson could not have selected a more fitting project for her directorial debut in the feature-length category. Within the first two minutes of Unicorn Store, the viewer grasps that this picture is autobiographical in nature; the film opens with home videos from the early 90s depicting Brie in early childhood; her pension and predisposition for art become abundantly clear in these snapshots and they are a logical segway into the main character Kit's current state of affairs.We are introduced to an adult Kit, early 20s, played effortlessly by Brie Larson; quite frankly it's <more>
difficult to fathom whether Ms. Larson is even acting in this piece. Kit attends art school and struggles to conform like the rest of the students. Her rebellious streak doesn't fit in with her peers and soon Kit finds herself flunking out of Art School; her only solace; shacking up with.her overbearing parents until she can figure things out.After a hilarious scene that is all too relatable on the sofa watching an endless loop of meaningless television , Kit decides it's time to grow up and joins a Temp Agency as a lowly employee who's sole responsibility is to make copies, ad nauseam. It's a beautiful juxtaposition, placing an artistic, creative soul into a bleak, drab work environment void of hue. Though Kit flourishes initially, it becomes readily apparent that the soul within this character realizes this place isn't the ideal fit. From here the picture takes the viewer on a whimsical journey of self-discovery. Through a chance encounter with a stranger, played earnestly by Samuel L. Jackson, Kit is given the unique opportunity of fulfilling her childhood dream of owning a Unicorn. But first she must prove herself worthy to take on such a task, a poignant metaphor conveyed beautifully without being on the nose by Ms. Larson. Ultimately, the film's central message is about learning to be in touch with your inner-self & embracing what you have, instead of focusing on your perceived shortcomings.Other notable stand-outs; newcomer Mamoudou Athie breathes life into the picture and more than holds his own across a dynamic and seasoned actor such as Larson. The film is paced beautifully, with a plethora of beautiful Jonathan Demme-like close-ups throughout & the ensemble cast provide top notch acting. Ms. Larson proves that her foray behind the camera is not a one-off and that she is more than apt to bring her unique and singular voice to future narratives.