(December 23, 2018) Original
(May 19, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
(August 11, 2019) New Poster (#3)
March 22, 2019
From IMDb: “After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.”
Poster Rating: D / C+ / C+
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Review: (#1) The concept makes sense for a modern-set film, but the gray ellipses suggests that she’s going to reply and the trailer suggests otherwise. Of course, that oversells the utterly bland white background. It might be fitting for a phone messenger display, but it doesn’t work as well with a poster design.
(#2) The blockiness works well in the background, but the lettering and foreground image aren’t as interesting as they want to be.
(#3) Identical to the prior design, except in Spanish.
Trailer Rating: C+ / B-
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Review: (#1) The trailer presents a film that promises amusement, but doesn’t deliver any. It also promises drama without achieving any.
(#2) With more of the story on display, the film becomes a bit more interesting, though it looks oddly familiar, which might make it less appealing to those having an unwanted feeling of deja-vu.
The early release date and delay from 2018 doesn’t give much hope that the film is a major Oscar contender, but with Cate Blanchett involved, it’s impossible to know for sure.