Friday, February 9, 2018
A Fantastic Woman Review - 3 Stars
Nominated for Best Foreign Film, "A Fantastic Woman" tells the story of a young transgender woman who loses her older male lover to sudden illness. His family pushes her away from the normal grieving process. Daniela Vega looks fascinating in this role. She's also a singer, and performs during the film. The look and the music and various fantasy images give "A Fantastic Woman" a dream-like quality. I got a little irritated at the director's reveals of her body, raising the issue of how fully transgendered Daniela is without answering the question. Nevertheless, "A Fantastic Woman" is fascinating and beautiful to watch. "A Fantastic Woman," 3 stars, rated "R." Does it deliver what it promises? Surprisingly good story. Is it entertaining? Beautiful and fascinating. Is it worth the price of admission? A good bet to win Best Foreign Film.