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Sweetness in the Belly (2020)




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A moving story of Lilly (Dakota Fanning), a child abandoned in Africa as a child. Lily is forced to flee Ethiopia for England when civil war breaks. She befriends Amina (Wunmi Mosaku), an Ethiopian refugee who has fled the same war. Together they begin a mission to reunite people with their scattered families.

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Dakota Fanning
as Lily Abdal
Kunal Nayyar
as Dr. Robin Sathi
Gavin Drea
as Philip
Amerjit Deu
as Mr. Jahangir
Molly McCann
as Lilly Mitchell (7)
Neelam Bakshi
as Mrs. Jahangir
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Critic Reviews for Sweetness in the Belly

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Pleasant and picturesque throughout, "Sweetness in the Belly" is most affecting as a story where everyone is an outsider in some capacity.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…
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This is a well-crafted, Bechdel-passing film that prioritizes an intersectional female friendship, yet Lilly remains nothing but our Trojan horse into the 1980s Ethiopian refugee crisis.

September 7, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It ticks nearly every box in the checklist of films you wish you could like more than you actually do.

September 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The nonlinear film is evocative and compassionate, yet struggles to modulate its disparate narrative threads.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Deeply felt drama about one woman's refugee experience.

May 21, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite its flaws, Sweetness in the Belly stands as a solid, emotionally driven drama that covers a variety of complicated topics.

November 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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