16 year old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.
A true festival darling, Sophie Hyde’s fiction debut audaciously not only explores an emotionally fraught and complex dual awakening in a family, but does so through a unique approach of filming it systematically, one day a week over a year. With a breakout performance by Tilda Cobham-Hervey.
By paralleling Billie's transition into adulthood and James's transition to manhood, and by capturing it in a year, this is more significant than either the coming-of-age or LGBTQ film it will likely be reduced to. The specifics are confronted with a special authenticity and non-judgmental attitude, as they almost come secondary to the main point that life is heavily nuanced and constantly changing. Beautiful.
I tried to get into this movie but failed. imagine being transgender is really tough and people face issues with intolerant people.But in this film (or at least the first 30 minutes) everyone is kind and chill about the father's gender transition. I have a hard time relating to characters who are seemingly without angst or conflict.
hard to say exactly why this was such a disappointment. but despite such a promising set up, the story never grabs you. And the ticking clock just reinforced how much time was left in this slog. It felt like an eternity instead of just 52 weeks. Silver lining: made me appreciate the accomplishment of "Boyhood" more..
It's a cinematic genius. I personally liked how this tried to make things right at the end (unlike other indies). Forcing its young adult to make the right decisions, because at the end of the day, it really is what we end up thankful for. "52 Tuesdays" was sweet, brave, and wise. It's wonderful. I'm blown away by Tilda Cobham-Hervey's performance, and not to mention her on-screen mum, Del Herbert-Jane's.