ROSIE (TIFF 2022) – Review by Jennifer Green

Here’s an example of a film whose heart is in the right place but whose characters and storyline probably sounded deeper on paper than they come across on film. The 80s-era Montréal setting also had a lot of promise. Keris Hope Hill in the role of the titular young Rosie could not be cuter, and her little-girl energy (spinning and singing and dancing) is totally true to life. Her openness to loving her makeshift new family and learning about her Cree culture are the film’s high points.

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