Movie Time: Billy Elliot Is Amazing!

I have always loved watching movies, especially when I was little. When I got a poor grade in school, my parents would punish me by taking away movie and music privileges. That was a death sentence for me! I was convinced my parents were THE worst people in the world and that they did not love me AT ALL! This quarantine is still going strong, and I think the new regime will make some drastic changes. Speaking of shit (the new regime, if you are slow), I will talk about this in a separate post. Yes, my people, I will talk POLITICS! Anyway… Mom and I watched Billy Elliot today.

I was busy during the past couple of days and I did not spend a lot of time with Mom & Dad. So I added some movie time to our morning.

It is an old movie, circa 1999/2000, and it is my first time watching it. Let me give you a short synopsis:

The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class’ exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson’s zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy’s potential.

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This movie is HILARIOUS! I laughed for over sixty percent of the movie. Billy is hilarious, and he does not even try to be hilarious, it is just who and how he is. He is as generous as he is confused. Oh, and bless the poor young man his heart, for he misses his deceased mother dearly. I empathized with him and genuinely rooted for him! Billy Elliot is a NICE young man! <3 Below is one of my favorite scenes! ROFLMAO!

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Billy his determination is infectious. He never gave up! This is something all of us can learn from this boy!

Did I mention that I almost choked on the toxic masculinity in this movie? I do not want to give it all away, but I am glad this narrative changed.

A few other characters who really stood out to me, aside from Billy, are Debbie (and that HILARRRRIIIOUSSSS conversation between them in her bedroom), Tony (Billy’s brother, who is exceptionally rude to him, but Billy stays so sweet), and his grandmother!

The conversation between Debbie (the daughter of his dance teacher) and Billie was both funny and sad. Often parents think children do not know when they are fighting, but we know more than they think.

It brought me to tears to see how proud his father and brother were of him. Life has taught me it is important to have the support and love of our parents & siblings. Family is everything! <3

Billy Elliot is an amazing movie about a widower working a shitty job to feed his family, a boy who is trying to find himself, and a lot of other people dealing with everyday life. The emotions they all go through as a family are powerful, moving, and relatable. All of them are outstanding actors.

I give Billy Elliot a FIVE STAR rating! <3

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tiara Ray

I am grateful & blessed to have the life I live. (Soon to be) Traditionally published & self-published author in her mid-thirties. I unsuccessfully tried changing this picture numerous times, so I just left it. I wish you lots of love & may you get what you need. <3

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