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37 Seconds (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 37 Seconds is a rare and refreshing film that depicts disability with honesty, warmth, and empathy.

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In 37 Seconds, 23-year-old comic book artist Yuma, physically disabled due to profound cerebral palsy and emotionally stunted by her well-meaning but overly protective mother, forges her own unusual path to sexual awakening and independence while at the same time discovering love and forgiveness.

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It's a rare film that understands disability as a complex part of its character's understanding of themselves and the world around them, rather than a categorization to be swiftly demonized or fetishize.

March 5, 2020 | Full Review…

"37 Seconds" is deceptively delicate and quietly tough. Not unlike its protagonist.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…
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This isn't the anodyne, awards-baiting film about disability that viewers might be used to; instead, Hikari's feature debut is sensitive and empathetic, showing a young woman who is more than just her cerebral palsy.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

A refreshingly unbiased look at a real heroine.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Eventually, though, the film loses confidence in itself, overloading its last third with needless family-secret twists and one especially unnecessary travelogue denouement.

September 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Writer-director Hikari's feature debut looks at the life of a disabled person with a view so raw and honest that it hurts to watch. But there is a lot of sweetness too, driven in large part by Kayama's Yuma.

May 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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