Based on the AIDS epidemic in the 80’s, the 5 episode British TV series provides many angles of various stories, and treats each one with dignity and respect.
There are many tough moments which are dealt in a matter of fact way, while others are given a lighter twist. It speaks of community, support, parenting, fear and of course, sex.
A well constructed and acted series, it gives you many dimensions in its limited running time, leaving you with more perspective than when you started.
Judi Barrett’s book ‘Cloudy with a chance of meatballs’ should have been left as a single film. This sequel which takes the ‘weather food’ predicament a step further did not entertain.
The ‘foodimals’ are unique and interesting to watch, but the antagonist and his motive don’t work even on an animated level. Many scenes from the film remind you of ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Avatar’, but nothing saves the film.
This is a rich animated product which lacks the magic, awe and connection with the audience.