Thisfunktional Review: SUCK IT UP one of the Best Slamdance 2017 Selections

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Written by Jesus Figueroa

Having to deal with the death of a first love and a brother, "Suck It Up" takes an emotional journey through the grieving process.

Two women – one sister and one former love – mourn and try to deal with death.

Ronnie, played by Grace Glowicki, lost her brother.

The destructive behavior Glowicki is able to portray so human is fantastic and brings a great character forward.

There's moments where Ronnie has conflicted feelings and it's portrayed subtly.

Faye, played by Erin Margurite Carter, lost the love of her life.

Carter is tasked with portraying a complex character that transforms throughout the story, but yet struggles when new information is brought to light.

The story progresses slowly but surely and it develops the characters well to the point where the audience get a chance to connect with one of the two main characters.

The situations leading to the end escalate to a nice boiling point which ends in a nice resolution.


I give this Slamdance selection 4 out of 5 Popcorns. The acting feels natural and can feel honest helping to make the movie more impactful. The heartfelt, sentimental and a fantastic journey movie to deal with the ultimate death. This story will resonate with anyone who has lost someone and has struggled to come to terms.

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