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"Hey. I like being dead."
Roma starts off as a pretty simple and charming film seemingly about nothing. Just a day in the life of a maid for a family, which then slowly escalates into one of the most emotional and heartbreaking films of the year.
Beautifully shot, and masterfully directed by Alfonso Cuarón, everything about Roma is done with purpose. The lack of score replaced with natural background noises from street chatter to wind is refreshing and creates an extreme sense of realism to this intimate story.
I underestimated Roma at first, because the beginning, while charming and simple, also felt a little slow and boring, but once it gets going it really comes together perfectly.
Cuarón has created one of the most real experiences of the year, and ultimately deserves the hype and praise it has been getting.