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The Scared is Scared…

 

…Of Things You Like

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Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

 

A sweet little film, The Scared Is Scared brings us in close. 
Very close, like a safe warm blanket.

When an inventive young filmmaker turns to a 6-year-old for inspiration, the result is likely to be a masterpiece.

An improv story narrated by a child is acted out by adults.  It feels as fun and comfortingly familiar as our favorite bedtime story.  It has a personality and charm, a simple honesty and beauty that’s all unto its own. 

By listening in on their conversation, we get to know the young
narrator, Asa Baker-Rouse, and filmmaker Bianca Giaever.

When Bianca asked the 6-year-old what her movie should be about, she got an earful. 

And she turned that earful into a piece of childlike wonderment: a story of a bear, a mouse, swimming pools, sleepovers, friendship, pizza and life, with moral-of-the-story conclusions thrown in about waiting, closing, letting go, feeling scared and feeling fine.

It’s excitement, fear, joy and bewilderment wrapped up into a story
full of heart and humor that only a young imagination could provide.

Together, they invite us into their secret, half-imaginary world, which is pleasure enough– but we also benefit from a child’s advice, perfectly suited to combat any adult insecurity we had by growing up. 

Finally, a movie with a plot we can get on board with—given by a kid.

 

 

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2 Responses to “The Scared is Scared…”

  1. Libby says:

    What a nice thing to see on Sunday!

  2. Karen says:

    Now here is a film that breaths fresh life and simple joy. Fantastic!

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