‘Turning Red’ Review: Pixar turns coming of age phase into a cute, heartwarming, fun family adventure

TURNING RED (2022) Review
Directed by Domee Shi

There’s something special when Pixar makes a coming of age movie.

The joy in watching Disney and Pixar latest movie is boundless. Not just because I can relate to what Mei Lee is going through, not now though, but also because it tackles that time of our lives we’re experimenting, exploring and making mistakes just to know who we are and who we want to be.

That and generation gap is disguised in this cute, heartwarming, fun family adventure.

There’s a lot to enjoy here. From pop music, family culture and tradition to how friendship grows and are tested. Pixar has invested a lot in here, and I did, too. Emotionally and visually. I can’t take my eyes off of the screen and the emotions in the story felt like a roller coaster ride.

Red panda or not, everything about Turning Red is relatable. Creating our own monsters, the walls we build around our family and friends, our everyday battles just to be the person the people we love wants us to be. I’m not sure if it’s just because I’m Asian but Turning Red presents one of the most relatable coming of age stories in film.

4 OUT OF 5 STARS

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide. Rated G by the MTRCB.

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