A film that has been criticized for its lack of social and political commentary has been embraced by Canadian audiences, who say it’s uplifting and well-acted.
The movie, starring Justin Bieber and Jennifer Lopez, tells the story of a young Canadian who discovers that his mother is an immigrant from Jamaica.
In the end, she has to choose between her own values and the values of her new homeland.
It is set in Toronto in the late 1960s, just after the end of the Second World War.
The movie has become a critical hit among audiences across Canada, including a rating of a B-plus on the Criterion Collection.
(B-minus, a “generally positive” rating, is considered the lowest rating possible on a movie’s overall score.)
But critics say it does not go far enough in its depiction of Canada’s multicultural history and culture, and the way that immigrants and their descendants have historically lived and thrived in the country.
The film has been viewed on the internet more than 3 million times, including on Netflix.
(CBC)Critic Michael McSweeney, a professor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Film, Television and Digital Arts, said he has seen a number of critics critique the film.
“The way that the movie is framed and framed in relation to Canada is problematic,” he said.
“It seems to be the idea that Canada is a land of peace and the only place where people who have been marginalized by immigration can live is Canada.”
McSweeney also noted that many Canadians see the film in terms of its tone and the story.
“I’ve seen some of these critics say, ‘It’s not about the story,’ and I would say to them that’s not true at all,” he added.
“If you take a look at the actual narrative, the movie focuses on the immigrant experience of coming to Canada and then, after a while, it’s about the history of that experience.
It’s not an anti-immigrant story.
It really is about the immigrant experiences and the people who came before.”
McDavid said that, while there is a certain amount of empathy, it is not universal.
“In a lot of ways, I think Canadians really have the same level of empathy as Canadians who have lived in this country their whole lives, so they don’t necessarily feel as acutely what we’re going through, but they do empathize, and they understand it,” he explained.
“They understand that we’re all in this together.
And we’re not going to have the full story, but we’re definitely going to see a glimpse of what it is that makes us different from people else.”
For many Canadians, the film is a familiar and welcome experience.
McDavid believes that, like many films that have been released over the past few years, the appeal is not so much in the plot but in the performances and the characters.
“A lot of the time it feels like you’re watching a movie about a white family,” he noted.
“And it feels kind of like the Canadian experience, it feels very familiar to Canadians.
It feels familiar to the immigrant community.”
For McSweeny, the challenge for the critics is to capture the story’s richness, and he believes the movie will be well received.
“We’ve seen a lot over the last few years of people watching a film and thinking, ‘This is great, but there’s a lot missing,'” he said, noting that critics have been disappointed in the lack of historical detail in the film, such as the names of some immigrants.
“But what I think is most exciting about the film right now is that it’s not just about the narrative, but it’s also about the characters,” he concluded.