Turning Purple is a vivid and dazzling animated story of friendship, parenting, adolescence and boy bands.
Director Domee Shi makes her characteristic movie directorial debut and offers us her distinctive tackle puberty and parenting. Youngsters and adults alike will discover this film fulfilling, given the relevancy of the matters and relatability of the characters.
Set in Toronto in 2002, this fantastically animated film follows Meilin “Mei” Lee (Rosalie Chiang), a assured 13-year-old woman who’s torn between staying her overprotective mom’s obedient daughter and being an impartial individual together with her personal pursuits. And if that’s not sufficient, every time she feels a robust emotion, she turns into an enormous, fluffy crimson panda.
The world-building is phenomenal, particularly that of the boy band that Mei and her pals are obsessive about. The band, 4-City, completely captures the essence of a boy band with corny love songs, loopy fanatics and, after all, cute boys.
Together with that, Turning Purple captures the complexity of mother-daughter relationships throughout generations with each comedy and drama.
The animation is visually gorgeous, because it mixes Japanese and Western animation methods to make a contemporary, new fashion whereas nonetheless staying true to Pixar’s recognizable animation type and magnificence.
My favourite performances are that of Sandra Oh (Ming) and Chiang as a result of there may be such a robust chemistry between the characters in how the actors painting a real-life, real relationship.
The message of the film is to honor your mother and father, however make certain to be your individual individual whereas doing so. The film animates the concept of suppressing your feelings and character for others. It additionally highlights the ability of friendship and the important thing function it performs in your life.
I give Turning Purple 4 out of 5 stars and advocate it for ages 7 to 18, plus adults. Turning Purple was launched Friday solely on Disney+.