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Review | In the Rhythm of Life


Russell (Thomas Duplessie) is also Fishy Falters, a drag queen who leaves her boyfriend when he can't accept her career and returns to the small Pince Edward County where her grandmother (Cloris Leachman) lives. The visit that was just to pick up a car she gave him turns into a journey of discovery and acceptance.

After discovering that his grandmother needs care, Russell is unable to leave her alone and moves in with her. He gets to know a small gay bar, where he sporadically introduces himself as drag queen to get some money. During these days the flashes of his grandfather's past history and his connection to art unite them in more ways than Russell knows and understands, opening doors and wounds from the past that have never been resolved.

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the songs that Fishy Falters interprets are like a cry from within, it is his way of putting out who he is and what he is feeling. Artistic and performing, it is a process cathartic that helps in its evolution. With each time Fishy appears, Russell becomes more confident in who he is and what he wants in his life.

In the Rhythm of Life manages to escape the stereotypes of the community LGBTQIA+ that is usually portrayed and shows how diverse she is, with problems and difficulties, but human and not a caricature. With themes that are identifiable for so many members of the community, the lack of acceptance within the queer environment by some, those who do not come out and have facade relationships for fear of their sexual orientation being exposed, but mainly, their own acceptance. This journey is neither simple nor easy, with many mistakes along the way that build a human being, regardless of whether you want to or not.

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In addition to the LGBTQIA+ theme, In the Rhythm of Life also addresses the relationships familiary, troubled and full of unresolved issues. The treatment of elderly people and how they face the imminence of the end of their own lives and how their families deal with it, usually not wanting to see the suffering and face the departure. With a simple and exciting ending, showing that as soon as one cycle ends, another begins, precisely because life doesn't stop, it's always moving. As long as there is life, there is movement.

In the Rhythm of Life (Jump, Darling), I say by Phil Connell hits theaters this Thursday, March 03 with distribution of A2 Movies.



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