SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD – Review by Pamela Powell

Being a teen and asking questions about who we are and who do we want to become are the underlying themes of Shoplifters of the World as each character struggles with identity, gender, or sexuality itself. These issues are blatantly laid out for the viewer to assess, but the wheels that begin to spin get stuck in their own rhythm like a needle on a record player hitting a scratch. Ultimately, the film finds too many dissonant stories and becomes relegated to being just a movie for fans of The Smiths.

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