“Habanastation” (2011 Cuban movie) review

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Intro

I watched this movie at Cinequest assuming it was about a station in Havana, Cuba.  I had no idea what it was about except for the fact that it was a foreign movie, and it’s potentially in Spanish.

Plot

After getting lost on a school trip, a boy from a wealthy family must learn how to survive the course of the day.  He must learn how to adapt in environments he is not accustomed to.  He locates his classmate who comes from a lower income family and must get through a busted video game console, a lack of electricity, and potential bullies.

Good

I enjoyed that it was a movie based in Cuba.  To be honest, I’m not too familiar on how they live lives out there because we don’t see much about them.  I didn’t know that they had a wealthy class even though it’s a communist country.  I liked the daily issues they encounter on a day to day basis.

Bad

This movie was kind of good, but it wasn’t great.  It was solid, but nothing outside the fact that it’s a foreign movie really stood out to that was good or bad.

Overview

It was a good movie that allowed the viewers into the day in the life of a Cuban citizen.  It painted them as regular people with everyday problems as opposed to being war like characters.

Overall rating: 3/5

Reviewed by: Mr. Timtastic

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