Now playing in select theaters, as well as On Demand and digital, is the dramady film, Sick Girl.
Sick Girl stars Nina Dobrev, Brandon Mychal Smith, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Koenig, Haley Magnus, Ray McKinnon, Dan Bakkedahl and Wendy McLendon-Covey.
Normally I write my own film synopsis, but sometimes I fear I might give away too much of the storyline. Sometimes I go with the official synopsis to avoid doing that.
When Pepper (Dobrev) feels her closest friends slipping away, she lets loose a little white lie that snowballs into a colossal, life-altering event.
Jennifer Cram’s feature film debut is a hilarious take on the price of insecurity and the rewards of true friendship.
I think many people can relate to the character Pepper in this film. As we get older, many friendships we had in our youths either disappear or change (not always for the better). Life has a way of changing things. As we get older we sometimes get married, have children, get involved in our careers… there is just a lot going on that pulls us in different directions. We don’t always have the time to hang out with our friends, no matter how much we want to.
Pepper feels like her life never changed. She’s still the same party girl that she was in her youth. Her friend’s lives have taken different directions.
I had bets friends all my life – one since we were six years old. We tried to stay in touch and hang out, but as the years went on (and distance), the friendships dissipated. It breaks my heart that it happened, but as they say, people come and go from our lives for a reason.
Pepper goes to the extreme to get her friend’s attention again but telling them she has a potentially deadly disease. That, of course, is going to far. I don’t think most people would ever consider such a lie.
I really liked the storyline in the film, because as I mentioned, it’s something many people can relate to. I found myself rooting for Pepper and hoping she was able to end up spending more time with the friends she missed terribly.
The acting was really good. I always liked Dobrev as an actress.
Pepper’s friends were more like co-stars than supporting actors. I loved Sherry Cola’s bruteness, and Hayley Magnus’ work consumed bestie. My friends are not like Pepper’s friends (with the exception of Stephanie Koenig’s tired mom character – one I could relate to), but I’m sure we all know people like them. Even Pepper’s character of a party girl who can’t give up her old way can be relatable to some.
I really enjoyed this film. The acting was spot on and the storyline was interesting. I was entertained from start to finish. I wished there was a little more to the ending, but how it ended was okay.
Look for Sick Girl in a theater near you, On Demand or digital.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.