Alana is a lover of poetry, peanut butter and punctuation (oh, and alliteration). She joined Narrative Muse because getting to read and watch empowering books and movies is hard work, but someone’s got to do it. She spent most of her childhood traveling in Europe and Asia because her parents were travel-crazed, but now she calls New Zealand home.
Reviews by Alana Bruce:
In this bag of laughs, Van Beek and Sami turn norms upside-down, putting the friendship between two women first.
There’s something powerful about watching someone more like me, a woman, encounter Jesus. I felt like I was part of the narrative, rather than watching from afar.
It made me remember painful things about my marriage, and freeing things about my life now, and all the messy, beautiful in between things.
Bella is an orphan, who grows up to become a very quirky and reclusive woman. Her books are her friends. She’s an oddball. She reminded me of me.
Watching this film felt like riding a canoe along a Southern American creek - slow, beautiful, rocky at times.