I know it’s been a long while since I posted a movie review although I have been watching plenty. I decided to write a movie review on a movie titled Sara’s Notebook, which I saw on Netflix, because this sucker really bothered me to the utmost. Check out the trailer below first, if they don’t pull the trailer from being shared on YouTube, and then read what I have to say below.
So, in a short run down, this lady from I think Spain is on a search to find her sister, Sara, who has been missing for I think about two years. She has absolutely no idea where she could be in the African country of Congo until she gets a tip that she could be held captive by The Hawk and his dangerous crew who abducts kids and turns them into child soldiers while raping and killing entire villages. The Spanish lady, by the name of Laura, goes there and insists to follow journalists into the dangerous territory. Well, she ends up going on her own with the help of a young Congolese male guide named Jamir who isn’t in the least excited about taking her there. However, he decides to do so anyway.
At this point, I wanted to slap him sideways and tell him,”If you don’t get your butt back to what you were doing before she showed up, you better!” However, being the nice person that I am, I allowed him to do it by continuing the movie. It was a stupid move, but you will see why I wanted to slap him in a minute.
Anyway, they barely get the journey started when the freaking jungle crew comes out of nowhere shooting kids, women and children on the road while Laura’s grown butt is hollering for the young man whose life she is putting at risk for her GROWN ADULT sister. She’s yelling “Jamir! Jamir! Help, Jamir!” And instead of Jamir jumping ship and running, he, with his great heart, saves her and they escape into the jungle. HE SAVES HER LIFE.
Next, she begins to get tired all of a sudden. Look, if your adrenaline is that bad, you don’t need it. She nearly got her butt killed, and she gets tired. Did she not see those mugs with long knives and guns coming at her? Nope. You don’t get tired when that happens.
Anyway, she sits while Jamir is like screw you, dudette. I’m out. But then, she hollers, JAMIR! Why does she holler? Her dumb butt gets bitten by a snake. Who sits down in the jungle?
Jamir runs back to save her AGAIN by carrying her on his back to a small village where a friendly woman helps her heal from the snake bite, but just when things get safe, Jamir senses and sees danger. This is count number 3 when he saves her. The Hawk’s crew comes and horribly ravages the village, rapes the woman who saved poor little Laura’s life and then the part that brought me to freaking agony…the crew has the daughter shoot her own mother.
I tell you, I thought this was the saddest part of movie. It wasn’t.
After the crew leaves the village, Jamir tells Laura to stay put because she was in a safe place. Her doofy butt doesn’t listen, and leaves the safe spot which leads to Jamir having to save her life for a FOURTH freaking time. At this, I’m pissed. I already told Jamir to kick rocks and don’t leave a trail where she can find him. It’s obvious he doesn’t listen to me because he is still helping her escape this RAPE. He went full brother on one of The Hawk’s jungle crew and cut that mug up. That was a bravo point even though I wanted him to leave after that. Keep reading…
As time goes on, she freaking gives up the search for her sister Sara!! Now, Jamir is on his own! She gets the help of the UN, leaves him with some freaking money, and bounces with a tear and hug. GIIIIIRRRRRLLLLLLL…
So instead of spoiling the whole great movie by the way, I will let you finish the rest on your own if you stop reading right here. If you continue, well, that’s on you because when she goes BACK on the hunt for her sister Sara with the journalists for real this time, they get captured. She finds out that her sister Sara WANTS to stay in the jungle with The Hawk and the crew because they need a doctor. Here’s the
unforeseen twist though. Guess who is captured? Jamir. She sees something that belongs to him, and she knows he’s there. At that same time, she finds out that The Hawk is freaking dead, and they are fooling everyone that he is alive because he’s supposed to be the most powerful prick on that side of the tracks. This is who the abducted child soldiers hold their loyalty to…like forever.
Guess who killed The Hawk? Sara.
Guess who is there to kill The Hawk. Jamir. He doesn’t know The Hawk is dead. He ends up killing a fake The Hawk. The white people get blamed for his death.
Now, guess who gets captured AGAIN and is about to die? Laura.
Guess who saves her life by giving his life for hers? JAMIR.
I was pissed. Why? I was angry because after Jamir saved her life FIVE FREAKING TIMES, she stood there and watched him get shot to death FOR HER. She didn’t even pull a knife hand strike or a side kick on those jokers. She didn’t even take a bullet for him after all that. Honestly, I feel like he should have just let her die. She has no loyalty at all. Sorry…that’s how I feel especially after Jamir saved her life that many times. She could have at least spit in someone’s face. She didn’t do one thing to show she had heart for him. She was like…bye.
My favorite character was Jamir. I dislike Laura, Sara, the journalists and all The Hawk’s crew. Without Jamir, the movie would have sucked. I hope whoever played him got paid the most money because I literally fell in love with his character. For him, I give it a 5 out of 5. For her, I give it a 1 out of 5. She pissed me off.
Overall, it’s a 4 out of 5. Good job with the movie. Horrible job with who was chosen as the main character. This movie should have been all about Jamir. It should have been his story.
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