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The Blue Sweater review: A bridge between the young and old

A short film that will be sure to tug at your heart’s strings

4.5
Adelle Fernandes
Jul 12, 2021
 
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What’s it about:

The Blue Sweater is a heart-warming short film about gen z’s fast-paced life, which has caused them to move away from their near and dear ones. The film focuses on a grandmother of two such siblings, who fail to give her their time during the day. However, the youngsters soon realize the importance of their grandmother and make time in their schedule for her.

What’s hot:

This film will be sure to tug on viewers’ heart’s strings with its emotional and simple depiction of a grandparent’s love. The film is also a commentary on loneliness that comes with old age, especially when one’s spouse has passed away. We see the grandmother in the film spot an elderly couple on the street and get overwhelmed. She immediately glances at the picture of her deceased husband on the wall and tears stream down her face. This scene helps us gain insight into the emotional turmoil senior citizens often go through, in addition to physical and biological concerns.

The film is a reminder of the unconditional love grandparents have for their families, especially their grandchildren. It also makes us reflect on the times we have perhaps not appreciated all that our elders do for us.

In the film, we witness the youngsters expressing their love for their grandmother only after she says she misses her husband and will join him in heaven soon. This gets us thinking about whether we need a reminder of death to be kind and loving to the people around us, especially our loved ones.

The cinematography and script of the film make viewers connect with each character. Apart from feeling for the grandmother, the audience will also be able to connect with the youngsters, who may otherwise seem unlikable.

What’s not:

There is nothing negative about this short film that focuses on a grandmother’s love for her grandchildren.

Verdict:

This thought-provoking short film is a must-watch. It will be sure to keep you engaged and connected to the characters at all times. It is an emotional family-friendly film that will surely strike a chord with you.

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