Polite Society Movie Review

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Polite Society Movie Review

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Ria Khan believes that she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting her friends’ help, she attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists, in the name of independence and sisterhood.

Why did I come to this movie again?

I’d been wanting to go to a Sundance film, and not only did I get a preview for this one on social media, which looked adorable, but it was also playing at the theater with the recliner chairs!

5 of 5


Ria is a bull-headed teen who thinks she knows best, even though she knows she’s being dumb. Or is she? I liked her character arc. The writers didn’t make it easy on her, which was awesome. I thought she carried the idiot ball a little too long, but then she was right, so I’m not sure how to feel about that.

The mother of the groom was an awesome villain.

I couldn’t look at Ria’s sister without seeing the actress as the crazy woman in The Umbrella Academy, but her character in this film was cute.

4 of 5

Did I care what happened?

Yes. The film went back and forth between Ria’s life being a train wreck that I couldn’t look away from, or a mystery that had to be solved. Pretty good tension, especially between Ria and her family and then her friends. I only got a little bored a few times.

4 of 5

Plot Holes

There were a few plot holes. One was explained away by techno-babble, which I guess worked.

I don’t remember anything yanking me out of the film, so that’s good.

4 of 5

How many times did I yawn?

The only dragged in a few small sections. No yawning.

4 of 5

Cool Factor

The cool factor ended up being these crazy fighting moves that were so cheesy that we were all laughing, but we were also all loving it.

The spectacle of the wedding was beautiful.

5 of 5

The End

The end was almost over the top for me. However, I did find myself laughing out loud and cheering in my head, so that says I must have liked it.

4 of 5

Overall Enjoyment

I went into this movie expecting a cheesy film with some crazy Kung Fu moves. I wasn’t disappointed. The characters were solid, the plot held together nicely, and I laughed a bunch of times. Being a student of the martial arts for many years, I really enjoyed the action bits. Even the stuff obviously on wires.

This film embraced its cheesy self, and it was better for it. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for fun action and silly dialogue with the conflict of a family trying to do the right things for one another (even if they’re ill-advised) tying it all together.

4 of 5

Total: 34

That’s a Brown Belt!

White Belt: 1-10
Yellow Belt: 11-19
Purple Belt: 20-25
Green Belt: 26-30
Brown Belt: 31-35
Black Belt: 36-40

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