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Bloomington is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
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What's good about this movie is very solid, and what works does well, but the ending is too rushed hitting all the beats to leave room for the characters. I wanted more, which is a testament to the good in the film. I enjoyed, and would recommend, warts and all.
First of all, like many people have been saying, the younger woman, Jackie, is physically very smaller than her teacher, Catherine. This didn't bother me really until the fireplace scene where it was very hard to ignore- just because Jackie looked as if she could have been about 15. Other than that, the movie did a very good job of hiding just how small Jackie is.
Towards the middle of the movie we come across the same trope for any romance movie- there is some kind of conflict that separates the two lovers for a certain amount of time. Some hurtful things are said by Catherine as well as Jackie and I feel like these statements were never re-visited. I felt like towards the end of the movie, nothing was really resolved. The relationship ends as quickly as it begun.
I still do feel like this movie will go in as my second favorite lesbian romance- right behind Loving Annabelle. The thing I absolutely loved about this movie is that the sexual orientation of the two leads in this movie were never the focal point of the film, and never something that was questioned or stigmatized as in some lesbian genre films I have seen.
At the end you will probably think to yourself, "But wait, what happens next?" Even though the ending isn't incredibly satisfying I will still give this movie 5 stars because of the believable characters, heart filled and sweet intimate scenes, and the incredible acting by the two leads. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a forbidden love romance with a touch of humor and heart.