"Romantic Worldview Sexualizes Teenagers"
What You Need To Know:
CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL is well made. The story focuses on awkward teenage years and successfully demonstrates this with good music, camera work and acting. However, the movie’s content is abhorrent. For example, it has a strong, abhorrent Romantic worldview. Though only rated PG, the movie sexualizes its teenage characters, supports homosexual relationships and contains partial rear nudity. CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL also promotes astrology. Consequently, media-wise viewers and people of faith will want to stay away from this Brazilian import.
CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL is a Brazilian coming-of-age story on Netflix that demonstrates what being an awkward teenage girl is like by focusing on an awkward teenage girl who has a physical problem of sweating whenever she’s nervous. CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL is well made and has some positive moral, pro-family elements, but it has a strong, abhorrent Romantic worldview that sexualizes teenagers and promotes homosexuality and astrology.
The story follows Tete, a teenager living in Brazil who encounters some of the most awkward circumstances in her life. She suffers from a disorder which causes her to sweat a lot when she is nervous which makes it difficult for her to make friends or even connect with other people. However, her troubles are far from over. Her family is forced to move in with her grandparents when her father’s is laid off at work. While there, her grandfather tries too hard to spoil her, and her grandmother is extremely judgmental about her life choices.
Despite her best efforts, Tete becomes an outcast at her new school, but this time she manages to make a few new friends. Her friends include super nerd Davi, the flamboyant Zeca, a former popular girl named Samantha, and a heartthrob named Errick. Tete almost instantly falls for Errick, bringing a conflict between her and mean girl Valentina, who goes out of her way to make Tete’s life more miserable.
Over time, however, with the support of her new friends and family, Tete slowly starts to build her confidence and tries to actively improve her life. However, just as things start looking up for Tete, things change for the worse. Her dad gets a new job, and they might have to move again. She also has some awkward romantic encounters both with Errick and Davi’s brother, Dudu. The ultimate emotional hurdle is when during a class presentation she accidently shows a video humiliating Valentina. Tete didn’t take the video, she has to find out who took the video to keep herself and her friends from getting expelled.
From a production and entertainment standpoint, CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL is well made. The visuals and audio are on point. The story itself has a natural, raw emotional feel to it that makes for a flowing narrative. The story focuses on awkward teenage years and successfully demonstrates this with good music, camera work and acting.
However, CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL has a strong Romantic, godless, abhorrent worldview. All the characters do what they feel is right rather than appealing to God or considering what’s the right thing to do. Sadly, though only rated PG, the movie also promotes the “sexual revolution” in many ways. For example, it promotes premarital sex, the sexualizing of teenagers and homosexual relationships. Despite some pro-family elements and anti-bullying sentiments, CONFESSIONS OF AN INVISIBLE GIRL also promotes astrology. Consequently, media-wise viewers and people of faith will want to stay away from this Brazilian import.