Film Review: Water By The Spoonful

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I really enjoyed Water By the Spoonful. It was easy to become lost in the show and I ended up becoming very attached to the characters. Although there were some scenes where you could tell the actors spoke a line ahead, overall they did a great job. The performance by the actress playing Haikumom/Odessa brought tears to my eyes. Additionally, the production did a really good job of working with the few set pieces they had. The use of lighting for the chats was cool and made it easy to follow along and understand. I was confused by the two different storylines set up in the beginning. It makes sense to hold off and reveal that Haikumom was Elliot’s birth mother until later to make it more dramatic but it made the shifts between different scenes …show more content…
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