By Jodie Beth Mullen (Viewpark, Uddingston, Glasgow)
This film has a really great storyline to it. It shows the life of a young teen who is different from everyone else, and gets bullied because of it. The director of the film has a really great idea of showing people in the world that love is all you really need. I recommend it to people who are bulling others because I do not think that they realise how much words really do hurt. On IMDb the film has a rating of 7.2/10 but personally I would give it a 9/10.
I love this film, mainly because I can relate to it. The leading actress in it, Lexi DiBenedetto shows very realistic emotions of a teen in pain from bullying, depression and all sorts. I find it great how the amount of people I have shown this film to all respect gays/lesbians/bisexuals for being brave enough to come out, because after watching this, they see the consequences of it, they see what people like myself experience every day. The speech used in it makes it easy to understand, it makes it so easy that a 10 year-old could understand it, though I wouldn’t recommend a 10 year-old to watch it, as the end is very sad and dramatic.
The scenes in it are all very well directed, and planned. It’s one of those ones where you can predict what is going to happen but yet you still continue to watch. It has a great beginning so even after a minute of it you’re dragged in, you can’t stop watching it, it’s like you can’t continue until you see what happens next. It has all the things a good movie should have in it, the great dialect and great actors. What film would be complete without the dramatic ending. There hasn’t been one time where I’ve watched this film and not dripped a tear.
The film was released on the 24th of March 2012, and since then this short-film has had over 3,000,000 views. It has been seen all over the world, spread the word everywhere. The director Kim Rocco Shields is famous for helping out on lots of big hit films like, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Man From Earth and many other ones. She comes up with such inspirational things, which makes her truly inspiring.
Love Is All You Need? is a truly inspirational, emotional film. It is worth being screened in movies all over the world, it is helping spread the word that everyone is equal, no matter the sex, race, and nationality. We are all humans, we all should treat others as we want them to treat us.