I dont usually watch this type of movie, but I finally got round to it this evening. The storyline is pretty mundane, but the multiple rejections provoked by the mainly passive presence of the eponymous Mujer Fantástica
struck me as true to life. I suppose the idea is to make the filmgoing public aware of how difficult life can be for people who are "different".
However, in the same circumstances, even a truly female amante
would enounter the same problems with the police and with the hostility and aggression of her -ex boyfriend's family, so its hard to understand the justification for the transgender aspect, other than to demonstrate that the same sad sh*t happens to all kinds of people.
A potentially interesting subplot with a mysterious key fizzles out, and there are a couple of touches of the hyper realism that no movie seems to be able to avoid these days.
A revelation of sorts does occur right at the end of the movie, but I wont spoil it except to say Daniela Vega briefly transcends the depressing events that have happened to her up till then.
Not my cup of tea at all, too much grey Chilean reality. I prefer this
, as I watch movies for entertainment.