MONICA -Review by Nadine Whitney

Monica is a profoundly moving film about identity, acceptance, and forgiveness. It’s a film that exists in what is left unspoken. Monica rarely says what she feels, in fact, it takes a lot of courage for her to tell her truth to anyone, including her ex-boyfriend Jimmy who abandoned her, using the “We need space” line to avoid confrontation. Abandonment has been in staple in Monica’s life since the day her mother drove her to a bus stop when she was sixteen and told her, “I cannot be your mother anymore.”

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