Puberty Blues

Puberty Blues ★★★

at times I wasn't quite sure what this film was trying to accomplish — a heavy-handed morality play in which the protagonist is the only character with depth, the only character who, in the end, asks questions of the world she lands in — but also an oddly quiet, loosely sketched image of a time in life in which caricature and understatement can actually coexist, with less of a feeling of error than one might expect