MOVIE OF THE WEEK April 5, 2024: PARACHUTE

Launching into adulthood and finding her place in the world is a messy, challenging process for Riley (Courtney Eaton of the show Yellowjackets) in actor-turned-director Brittany Snow’s thoughtful feature debut, Parachute. As she stumbles toward real maturity after going through rehab for eating and body image disorders, Riley isn’t always easy to like, but Snow and Eaton work together to make you want to root for her to succeed.

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PARACHUTE (SXSW2023)- Review by Diane Carson

When director Brittany Snow introduced the SXSW world premiere of her directorial debut film Parachute, she acknowledged its autobiographical elements. As co-writer, along with Becca Gleason, Snow delivers an honest representation of what too many women in our appearance obsessed society find impossible to avoid; that is, comparison to other women perceived always as more perfect resulting in harmful emotional and physical denigration of self, too often leading to eating disorders.

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