Cerdita (2022). Cerdita: Directed by Carlota Pereda. With Carmen Machi, Laura Galán, Claudia Salas, Pilar Castro. An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life.
“I saw the trailer for the 2022 Spanish movie u0026quot;Cerditau0026quot; (aka u0026quot;Piggyu0026quot;) somewhere and it left an impression on me, because as soon as writer and director Carlota Peredau0026#39;s movie was available, I had to sit down and watch it. And I was actually harboring some expectations to the movie, after having seen the trailer.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe storyline in u0026quot;Cerditau0026quot; started off good and there was a lot of potential to the storyline written by Carlota Pereda, I will say that much. Unfortunately, the movie derailed sometime before the halfway mark, and the movie just lost its momentum and settled into a stale and monotonous pace. What had started out rather well and interesting became a sluggish narrative that seemed random, erratic and semi-confusing. A shame really, because u0026quot;Cerditau0026quot; had so much potential.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIt should be said, though, that lead actress Laura Galán (playing Sara) really carried the movie quite well with her performance, and she is an actress with talent; one that definitely is worth paying attention to, because I think she could hit it big time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eVisually then u0026quot;Cerditau0026quot; was an okay movie. Youu0026#39;re not going to be in for anything extravagant here. But the special effects were adequate enough for the movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI was disappointed with the approach that director Carlota Pereda opted to go with u0026quot;Cerditau0026quot;, though I did manage to sit through the entire movie. I am not, however, going to return to the movie a second time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Cerditau0026quot; is listed as a horror drama, keep in mind here that the storyline focuses on the drama aspect, as the horror is merely a topping to spice up the storyline.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy rating of u0026quot;Cerditau0026quot; lands on a disappointing four out of ten stars.”