Tomboy, written and directed by Céline Sciamma is a film about a 10 year old girl named Laure, when Laure moves to a new town over the summer with her family she introduces herself as a boy, Mickäel, to all the kids in her neighborhood. In comparison to the previous posts that I have written I have decided to take a different approach with this one, I did enjoy the film and yes I did find it to be entertaining from not only a professionally analytical point of view but also as a guilty pleasure. I walked away from Tomboy a little let down, which by all means I do not attribute to the directing style of the movie at all. More or less I felt like there was never really anything happening, we were never reaching conclusions and we were as an audience led to multiple dead ends.
With that being said I do however like the direction the writer took with Laure’s parents, who unlike the parents of the previous films, where more accepting and handled it in a way that you would imagine any sensible parent in a modern age would. This is especially noticeable in the ending scenes of both movies when the parents have reached a skewed conclusion in their mind and act too hastily causing discomfort and ridicule for their children. So, in the end I was thrilled to see a proper representation of parents that used a little logic when parenting their child. The mother in the end is truly helping her daughter who, if had continued to lie could’ve cause herself way more trouble in the end. It is true that yes, we should have moved passed a society where we judge based on who other people love, but Laure’s parents acted sensibly and in conclusion that is very much appreciated. Tomboy was a good film, not astonishing in anyway but a film worth watching.